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Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 8, 2016.

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    Based on an extensive review of publicly reported internet of things (IoT) device vulnerabilities, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced that all of the problems could have been easily avoided.

    "In this rush to bring connected devices to market, security and privacy is often being overlooked," Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of the OTA, said in a statement today. "If businesses do not make a systematic change, we risk seeing the weaponization of these devices and an erosion of consumer confidence impacting the IoT industry on a whole due to their security and privacy shortcomings."

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