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Are You Patching Your IoT Devices?

We all know about the importance of applying regular vulnerability updates to our servers, PCs, laptops, and personal devices. But what about our smart devices? As the Internet of Things becomes ever more widespread, our friendly devices can potentially be turned against us. Hacking cars gets most attention, but other seemingly innocuous devices can also be subverted.

This paper from researchers in Israel and Canada demonstrated that an exploitable attack on smart light bulbs is feasible.

A locksmith’s blog post from 2016 lists some simple, common-sense steps to ensure your devices are protected: https://blog.boldgroup.com/2016/10/05/security-vulnerabilities-iot/

About Gavin Martin

Information systems architect / technical design authority with over 20 years experience delivering small-scale through enterprise systems to commercial, finance and government customers.

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