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FBI Outlines IoT Risks in New Article

August 03, 2018 / Ken Briodagh

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article outlining what it has identified as the risks associated with internet-connected devices, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). In the article, the FBI warns that cyber threat actors can use unsecured IoT devices as proxies to anonymously pursue malicious cyber activities. The article is here in its entirety, but the key element is that IoT devices need to be evaluated for risk that they will act as a vector for attack into a network. The FB lists as examples of targeted IoT devices: routers, wireless radios links, time clocks, audio/video streaming devices, Raspberry Pis, IP cameras, DVRs, satellite antenna equipment, smart garage door openers, and network attached storage devices. IoT proxy servers, the article states, are attractive to malicious cyber actors because they provide a layer of anonymity by transmitting all Internet requests through the victim device’s IP address. Devices in deve...