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7 IoT Tips for Home Users

Whether for business or pleasure, you're on your own once you walk into the house with a new Internet of Things device. Here's how to keep everyone secure.
Change Default Passwords
Think With Your Head
Inventory Your Assets
Segment the Home Network
Buy Products from Companies That Care about IoT Security
Patch and Update Frequently
Look for 5G SIMs
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Even before Israeli security company JSOF last month identified the "Ripple20" vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the industry had been pushing IoT manufacturers to do more about security.

Progress remains slow.

On the legislative front, only two states – California and Oregon – have passed laws that get tough on IoT manufacturers that ship products with simple default passwords. So the reality for most home users is this: You're on your own once you bring an IP-enabled product through the front door.

The risk is all-the-more exacerbated given how many people are now working from home due to the pandemic. How can you stay safe? For answers we turned to noted IoT security experts.

 
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