24 May '15, 11pm

"#IoT #Security Calls for Action"

To enable the full potential of the Internet of Things, engineers need to address the security challenge through a combination of interoperability, education and good design. Many smart, connected devices are either completely unsecured or boast security features that are far too complex for the average consumer to implement, leaving data vulnerable to attack and even raising safety concerns for devices controlling the home, factory and car. Engineers must overcome several security challenges to realize the true power of the Internet of Things. It’s only a matter of time before we see a major IoT attack. For example, as smart light bulbs are coming in to homes with no security built in whatsoever. Surveillance cameras and home gateways often come with default passcodes that are never changed. If a company attempts to push software updates to its smart devices, both the con...

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