Internet of Things devices open up new avenues for hackers

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Comment: This is a on going iissue with IOT the more devices the more avenues for hackers to compromise


By Ian Barker/ Posted on July 30 2014


We're constantly being told that the internet of things is set to revolutionize the world we live in. Gartner has predicted that it will have around 26 billion units by 2020, but with this rapid growth comes added risk.

A new study from HP shows that 70 percent of the most commonly used internet of things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities, these include password security, encryption and personal data issues.


As manufacturers rush to bring IoT devices to market they open the door to threats ranging from code vulnerabilities and denial of service attacks to weak passwords and scripting vulnerabilities.

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