Smart devices will require secure passwords by 2021
Davey Winder, a Senior Contributor for Forbes takes a closer look about making sure your devices have secure passwords.
These devices include:
- Smart speakers
- Voice assistants
- Smartwatches for dementia patients
- Smart lightbulbs
- Security smart systems
- Smart TVs
Do you have secure passwords?
IT-savvy users are likely to change the password and update the firmware upon acquiring it. Worse yet, hacking one’s way through a device with an unmodified default password does not take much effort. Once compromised, a cyber criminal will steal your data. Setting up botnets or performing distributed denial-of-service attacks will also cause harm to your devices.
In an effort to protect consumers, the UK has proposed a law that would make universal passwords for IoT devices illegal.
In conclusion, we recommend our clients use passwords that are secure. Keep all of your passwords private and make sure no one knows them. Are you using a password manager or post it notes?
Contact the LIS Help Desk to review your security and to have peace of mind.
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