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FBI recommends keeping your IoT devices on a separate network

December 06, 2019 / Ryan Daws
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The FBI is recommending that owners of IoT devices keep them on a separate network as hackers increasingly seek to compromise them."Your fridge and your laptop should not be on the same network," the FBI said in a weekly tech advice column. "Keep your most private, sensitive data on a separate system from your other IoT devices."IoT devices have been found to be insecure time and time again. Often security is an afterthought as manufacturers rush to retail ahead of competitors to get their slice of a market expected to be worth $1,102.6bn by 2026.All it takes is one insecure device to potentially compromise an entire network. The FBI's advice to keep IoT devices on a separate network echoes that of many cybersecurity experts in recent years.