A smart device doesn’t mean a safe device

ASHUR KANOON | October 1, 2018

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In 2016, the number of smart devices shipped was 60 million. By 2020, this is projected to grow to 31 billion worldwide. While these devices are often marketed as enabling the Smart Home, these devices are finding themselves on enterprise networks. Why should that concern your network security team?  Simple, because smart, unfortunately, doesn’t mean safe. Smart devices have default passwords. Most smart devices come with a default password that is used during initial configuration. In some cases, these passwords are never updated and have been used in the past. Smart devices are running software that you’re not sure about. Smart devices have embedded software systems that may or may not be Linux-based. While these devices are supposed to perform certain functions, what it really does is not always known. In some instances, smart devices have been known to be doing many things that compromise security.

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