How Safe Are IoT Devices?

It is not so difficult to think that the future is already here when you see smart devices in any part of the home or office. They are called IoT devices, whose acronym stands for “Internet of Things.” These devices will always be connected to a network, providing constant access and communication between them. We are going to delve further into the subject in this article.

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These are the riskier IoT devices

IoT devices are revolutionizing everyone’s life. It is no longer strange to hear a person request an action or activity from something called Siri or Alexa, and that these entities give a response. With a smartphone, the washing machine starts its cycle, and then warns its end, or even the refrigerator very kindly lets the user know that the food is running out. This is definitely the future, and all thanks to IoT devices. But, of course, they present risks to security. These are the riskiest:

  • Strange Brands: it is always better to buy identifiable brands that already have many users.
  • Smart toys: be very aware of toys that can connect to the internet.
  • Used devices: it is not good to buy used IoT devices or any other. The best will always be new ones.
  • Unnecessary devices: many times, users buy smart devices that are unnecessary for their homes or offices.

How to protect organizations and homes with IoT devices?

IoT devices are very interesting and can make life easier for many users, but to always be protected, it is best to take the following steps. These simple steps are of great help:

Protect the router

To protect it, all you have to do is have a strong password, which is under WPA2 encryption, and deactivate remote access services.

Unique passwords

Passwords will always be an Achilles heel for network security. The best in these cases is to use a unique password, a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols that are difficult to decipher.

Updating is the key

All technology devices depend on updates to continue to function properly.

Unplug when not in use

One of the best measures for any IoT devices, or any device that connects to the home or work network, is to disconnect and turn them off when not in use.

No getting rid of old gadgets

For many users, it’s easy to throw away old gadgets, but that’s a big mistake. It is best to find a site specialized in recycling these ones.

The use of IoT and smart devices is increasingly common. For this reason, educating users about its benefits but, above all, its risks, is more important than ever. Keep in touch with our blog to read the latest news and innovations in the cybersecurity world.

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