6 Tips for Securing an IoT Device


More IoT devices are constantly being released, many of which now track our whereabouts, our online activities, or even become irreplaceable parts of the upcoming automated driving systems. Although incredibly beneficial in a lot of ways we cannot yet imagine, these devices may, however, introduce a lot of security challenges and risks.

IoT devices collect a lot of personal data, and they can be hacked and misused in a number of ways. Everybody knows about the botnet armies that have been used repeatedly after the infamous Mirai cyberattack disrupted countless websites across the United States in 2016. Not as many people know that even an apparently harmless stuffed animal such as a CloudPets toy may represent a serious threat if it is hacked and made into a remote surveillance device. Anything that has a camera or microphone can quickly turn into a nightmare, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So let’s have a look at a few quick tips for how to secure IoT devices, and protect your privacy and security. (For more on IoT security, see 10 Steps to Strengthen Your IoT Security.)

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Source : techopedia

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