The IoT is becoming increasingly prone to cyber attacks. With the connectivity between smart devices such as CCTV cameras, solar panels, thermostats, door locks and even sex toys, a cyber criminal can access the whole IoT ecosystem via a mobile phone, app or cloud interface.
While individual IoT users are small beer, businesses are increasingly using IoT to run their offices – offering richer pickings for cyber thieves. Writing in secure code at source is easier and more effective than trying to install it later. However, some of the newer suppliers of IoT software are taking short cuts on security because of the pressure to bring their products to market as quickly as possible.
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