Princeton, NJ – August 03, 2018 – FBI Releases Article on Securing the Internet of Things
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released an article Aug 02, 2018 on the risks associated with internet-connected devices, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). The FBI warns that cyber threat actors can use unsecured IoT devices as proxies to anonymously pursue malicious cyber activities. The FBI IoT Public Service Announcement should be reviewed by the general public.
As the internet has become a part of everyday life at work, at home and on the go, it’s critical that everyone become aware of the associated risks of any internet connected device – which is a key part of keeping your information and devices secure. Today internet connected devices can range from stationary items such as refrigerators, thermostats, smart home devices, and TVs to mobile items such as children’s toys, vehicles, drones and more so it’s important to be aware and at a minimum, always change default passwords for such devices when first opening them after purchase or acquiring them.