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IoT home security systems contain vulnerabilities: HP

Zafirah Salim | March 31, 2015
HP Fortify On Demand finds that 100 percent of top security systems studied display significant security deficiencies.

As IoT product manufacturers work to incorporate much needed security measures, consumers are urged to consider security when choosing a monitoring system for their home. Implementing secure home networks before adding insecure IoT devices, instituting complex passwords, account lockouts and two-factor authentication are only a few measures consumers can take to make their IoT experience more secure.

"As we continue to embrace the convenience and availability of connected devices, we must understand how vulnerable they could make our homes and families," Art Gilliland, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Security Products, HP. "With ten of the top security systems lacking fundamental security features, consumers must be diligent about adopting simple and practical security measures when they're available, and device manufacturers must take ownership in building security into their products to avoid exposing their customers unknowingly to serious threats."

 

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