T - Definitions

  • T

    thing (in the Internet of Things)

    A thing, in the context of the Internet of things (IoT), is an entity or physical object that has a unique identifier, an embedded system and the ability to transfer data over a network.

  • Thing hacking

    Thing hacking is an attack that exploits a vulnerability in a connected non-computing device – a Thing, in the Internet of Things -- to gain control of the device or access to a network it connects to.

  • thingbot

    A thingbot is something with an embedded system and an Internet connection that has been coopted by a hacker as a part of a botnet. A thing, in this context, could be just about anything but a computing device.

  • transponder

    A transponder is a wireless communications, monitoring, or control device that picks up and automatically responds to an incoming signal.

  • trillion-node network

    A trillion-node network refers to a near future state wherein trillions of devices, people, organizations, places and things are connected to the Internet. The implications of this ubiquitous connectivity and complexity hold both promise and risk that require the attention of multiple stakeholders.

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