One of the largest security gaps in 2018—one that leaves devices open to malware, botnets, and use in DDoS attacks—is the lack of commitment from router and gateway manufacturers. But what is the incentive for OEMs to build the infrastructure and systems to maintain and update device firmware even after just a few years?
In a recent article from IoT Agenda—zvelo Security Analyst, Louis Creager, breaks down how this is a growing problem and possibilities for users and manufacturers to improve our device security in the future.
An excerpt from the article
IoT device manufacturers have by and large flooded the market with web-connected products that have little or no security measures to speak of. There remains such a focus on usability, features and time-to-market (especially with the more ubiquitous lower-end devices) that there’s a real threat to the long-term viability of the industry if it cannot achieve a balance delivering products that are as secure as they are desirable and affordable.
This current absence of effective IoT device security is increasingly empowering hackers, who use malware to remotely take command over unsuspecting connected devices. Hackers can then aggregate the bandwidth of these devices for use in botnet-powered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which have proven plenty capable of taking major websites and network… [Continue Reading on IoT Agenda]
Read the full article on IoT Agenda at: https://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/blog/IoT-Agenda/IoT-device-breaches-Consumers-can-help-but-onus-is-on-device-vendors