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Your insecure Internet of Things devices are putting everyone at risk of attack

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Insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices are potentially putting society as a whole at risk from cyberattacks because cyber criminals are able to exploit these common products that haven't been designed with any form of security in mind. IoT products have become a staple in many homes and places of work because they're perceived as helpful to everyday life. However, many IoT devices get installed onto networks without proper security procedures in place, either because the user isn't aware of how to boost the security of the device – for example, by changing the password – or the device doesn't come with a password or options for securing it at all. In some cases, IoT devices are leaking data onto the internet because the vendor hasn't properly configured security – whether by mistake, or because of a requirement to rush it out to the market without adding security by design. Either way, poor security in IoT devices can have major consequences.


Your insecure Internet of Things devices are putting everyone at risk of attack

ZDNet

Insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices are potentially putting society as a whole at risk from cyberattacks because cyber criminals are able to exploit these common products that haven't been designed with any form of security in mind. IoT products have become a staple in many homes and places of work because they're perceived as helpful to everyday life. However, many IoT devices get installed onto networks without proper security procedures in place, either because the user isn't aware of how to boost the security of the device – for example, by changing the password – or the device doesn't come with a password or options for securing it at all. In some cases, IoT devices are leaking data onto the internet because the vendor hasn't properly configured security – whether by mistake, or because of a requirement to rush it out to the market without adding security by design. Either way, poor security in IoT devices can have major consequences.


7 top IoT security challenges and how to overcome them

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You can't protect what you can't see. Before you even think about network and device security, it's important to know exactly what you're going to secure. And with the issue of shadow IT ever-present, device awareness has become more difficult -- and critical -- than ever. Port scanning, protocol analysis and other detection techniques can help enterprises determine which devices connect to the corporate network. Free tools, such as Nmap, Shodan and Masscan, can help.


The Internet of Things is Really Only About One Thing

@machinelearnbot

I have to admit, I love the swell of Internet of Things devices and technology we're seeing right now. Smart alarm clocks that can wake you without waking your bedmate, smart showers that help you save water, a smart kettle or coffee pot you can start with your phone, a smart frying pan to alert you before you burn the eggs -- and that's all before breakfast. Some IoT devices seem silly while others seem poised to help change the world. But the one thing they all have in common is that they aren't really about the things themselves. Big data is all about data, while the Internet of things involves data, devices, and connectivity, but in the end, they tend to come down to the same thing.


The Internet of Things is Really Only About One Thing

@machinelearnbot

I have to admit, I love the swell of Internet of Things devices and technology we're seeing right now. Smart alarm clocks that can wake you without waking your bedmate, smart showers that help you save water, a smart kettle or coffee pot you can start with your phone, a smart frying pan to alert you before you burn the eggs -- and that's all before breakfast. Some IoT devices seem silly while others seem poised to help change the world. But the one thing they all have in common is that they aren't really about the things themselves. The Internet of Things is really all about data.