Last week HP released its Internet of Things State of the Union Study and announced that “70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things devices contain serious vulnerabilities.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of embedded computing devices that communicate with each other, like the security system you control remotely with your phone. HP tested the most commonly used devices – including USBs and webcams, and found, on average, 25 vulnerabilities per device. The most common reason for vulnerablities were related to poor passwords, insecure web interfaces, lack of transport encryption, and lack of privacy protection.
Read the report here and talk to your IT professional about how to protect your business from vulnerabilities.
By Prasana William