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New Study Highlights IoT Security and Privacy Flaws in Popular Off the Shelf Devices

February 17, 2019 / Nicole Lindsey

According to a new report (“State of IoT Security”), so-called “smart” devices might not be so smart after all. The report from Pepper IoT and Dark Cubed detailed a wide variety of security issues and privacy flaws in common Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including some cases where devices such as smart light bulbs were communicating personal data and information to third-party companies in China. The major conclusion of the report is that both retailers and manufacturers need to be taking comprehensive new steps to resolve these IoT security and privacy issues.