FBI posts a warning to parents about IoT gadgets
The FBI has posted a ‘consumer notice’ to consumers with children about the dangers of IoT gadgets.
Anyone who follows the computing industry will be aware of the dangers of insecure IoT devices. Some of the potential threats are external of the home, such as devices being hijacked to carry out attacks. Others can be internal and pose a danger to your family’s privacy, such as a hacked webcam.
The FBI makes the following recommendations:
Research for any known reported security issues online to include, but not limited to:
Only connect and use toys in environments with trusted and secured Wi-Fi Internet access
Research the toy’s Internet and device...