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What’s being done to improve security for the Internet of Things?



We’ve all heard by now that the internet of things is inherently insecure and personal data related devices handle could end up in the hands of wrongdoers. One could assume some security measures could be set in place to prevent that from happening.

While that is true to some extent, security researchers have found several common vulnerabilities in IoT devices that traditional “smart devices,” such as laptops or smart phones, would have never got away with. Connectivity between IoT devices is often exploited, especially when it involves in-transit data encryption, default (or lacking) authentication credentials, or vulnerable communication protocols.
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Matthew Olckers

Editor at Talan
Matthew's interests in innovation are in the financial services and education sectors. He joined the Talan Innovation team in September 2014, and focusses on the improvement of the user experience. Matthew is a Masters in Economics student at Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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