1. Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

    Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

    Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts.

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    1. Want to browse the internet? Pay the ransom. Want to use your baby monitor? Pay the ransom. Want to watch your smart TV? Pay the ransom.
    2. On top of that, the manufacturers releasing these devices seem to follow circa 2000 software development and security practices. Many IoT devices expose network services with default passwords that are simple for attackers to abuse.
    3. The mobile devices we depend on every day are loaded with sensors, heat, touch, water, impact, light, motion, location, acceleration, proximity, etc. These technologies have numerous applications including sensing motion and location to ensure people are safe when they travel.
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