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Top Security Concerns Related to the Internet of Things
Smart houses, self-driving vehicles, smart utility meters, and smart cities use this technology.
Fremont, CA: The Internet of Things connects everything to the Internet, is one of the trendiest technologies in the digital transformation age. Smart houses, self-driving vehicles, smart utility meters, and smart cities use this technology. However, there are many security concerns for the internet of things future (IoT).
While IoT devices enable effective communication between devices, automate processes, save time and money, and provide other benefits, one fear among consumers remains IoT security. There have been certain occurrences that have made it challenging to trust IoT devices.
Several smart TVs and cash machines have been hacked, resulting in a loss of confidence among customers and businesses alike. After that, let's see some of the most pressing security concerns for the Internet of Things' future (IoT).
• Malware and ransomware
Cyberattack variants will be unpredictable due to the fast growth of IoT goods. Cybercriminals have evolved to the point that they may even prevent customers from using their own devices.
• Outdated hardware and software
Because IoT devices are becoming more popular, manufacturers are focused on creating new ones rather than paying adequate attention to security.
The majority of these devices do not receive enough updates, and others do not receive any at all. It implies that these devices are secure when purchased but become vulnerable to assaults after hackers discover faults or security flaws.
When these flaws don't get addressed through regular hardware and software upgrades, the devices remain vulnerable to attack. Frequent updates are necessary for everything that gets linked to the Internet, and not having updates might result in data breaches affecting consumers and manufacturers.
• Use of weak and default credentials
Many IoT firms offer devices and include default credentials, such as an admin account, with them. To attack the device, hackers only need the username and password, and they utilize brute-force tactics to infect the devices once they get the account.
The Mirai botnet assault is carried out due to default credentials used on the devices. Consumers should update the default credentials as soon as they receive the device, although most manufacturers mention doing so in the instruction manuals. If the instruction manuals aren't updated, all devices are vulnerable to assault.