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How hackable is your smart device? The UL IoT Security Rating and UL Verified Mark will tell you

January 08, 2020 / Mark Hachman

UL announced its IoT Security Rating program and the UL Verified Mark Wednesday at CES, a new effort to measure how hackable IoT and smart devices are. The company also said that appliance giant GE would be the first company to submit its products for testing. IoT devices from smart light bulbs to voice-activated assistants are pushing deeper and deeper into our homes, despite continued reports that such devices can be hacked. UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), with its leadership position in testing product safety, no doubt saw an opportunity to create standards and perform testing to assure consumers that there are adequate levels of protection from individuals seeking to eavesdrop or steal data.