Expert Comment: Amazon And Apple Wide-area Mesh Networking

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 02, 2021 02:06 am PST

BACKGROUND:

On June 8, all Amazon devices will automatically be enrolled in Amazon Sidewalk. According to Ars Technica, the new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with nearby neighbours who don’t have connectivity and hook you to their bandwidth when you don’t have a connection. By default, Amazon devices including Alexa, Echo, Ring, security cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers will enrol in the system. And since only a tiny fraction of people take the time to change default settings, that means millions of people will be co-opted into the program whether they know anything about it or not.