Mar 7, 2018

Smart device security guidelines 'need more teeth'

The UK government has announced guidelines to make internet-connected devices safer to use following a spate of security breaches. Device manufacturers have a point of contact so that security researchers can report issues immediately. It's the irresponsible manufacturers who aren't interested, don't care about our security or who refuse security on grounds of cost that we need to worry about. Mr Munro also revealed that the measures suggested would not have prevented many of the recently reported security breaches of smart devices, such as the Mirai botnet that used internet-connected devices - such as CCTV cameras and printers - to attack popular websites. Dr Ian Levy, from the National Cyber Security Centre, which worked on the review, said he hoped the guidelines would act as a "Kitemark" for such goods.

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