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4/9/2018
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6 Myths About IoT Security

Here are common misconceptions about securing these devices - and tips for locking them down.
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Hacking an IoT system requires special skills.
Just because IoT devices are deployed in an expensive home network doesn't mean that hackers cannot break in. Most IoT systems run on embedded operating systems such as Linux and the same techniques hackers use to break into Linux servers can be used to hack into IoT devices. And many are not built with security features.
Image Source: Preechar Bowonkitwanchai via Shutterstock

Hacking an IoT system requires special skills.

Just because IoT devices are deployed in an expensive home network doesn't mean that hackers cannot break in. Most IoT systems run on embedded operating systems such as Linux and the same techniques hackers use to break into Linux servers can be used to hack into IoT devices. And many are not built with security features.

Image Source: Preechar Bowonkitwanchai via Shutterstock

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