IoT security is now such a concern that the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued a public service announcement on the opportunities for cyber crime that the IoT poses, on their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) website. It’s essential reading and offers a very good list of recommendations for staying safe.
As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing devices, like computers or Smartphones, IoT devices also pose security risks to consumers. The FBI is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit, and offers some tips on mitigating those cyber threats.