New IoT security rules: Stop using default passwords and allow software updates

Internet of Things (IoT) devices should never be equipped with universal default passwords, and any credentials or personal data within the device must be securely stored, while devices must provide be easy for consumers to configure and delete data from.

The requirements are just some of those featured in a report which sets out suggestions for overhauling the security of the IoT in order to protect consumers and industry from the growing risk of these devices being hacked and attacks carried out using compromised connected devices.

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Source: ZDNet