February 13th, 2015
Haven’t jumped on the Internet of Things (IoT) because of security concerns? New research from HP Fortify shows there’s reason for caution.
HP Fortify researchers reviewed ten IoT-connected home security systems and found all of them are vulnerable to account harvesting via the cloud connection or interface.
But that’s not all. They also found all systems could work with weak security passwords, all of them were lacking an account lock-out mechanism, 90 percent didn’t have a two-factor authentication option and 70 percent had problems with systems updates.