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Most IoT Hardware Dangerously Easy to Crack

02
Sep
2020
Most IoT Hardware Dangerously Easy to Crack

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A vast majority of IoT hardware in homes and offices is vulnerable to attacks that allow devices to be easily taken over and manipulated for malicious purposes.

Few device manufacturers or security researchers are paying nearly as much attention to this issue as they are to software vulnerabilities, according to Marc Rogers, white hat hacker and executive director of cybersecurity at Okta.

In a presentation at Okta’s virtual Disclosure security conference on Wednesday, Rogers described most IoT hardware as having very weak to no protections against attacks aimed at prying secrets from device firmware.

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