Are smart devices ‘smart’ enough to thwart the bad boys?

“We are becoming more vulnerable to hacks by embracing more IoT devices in our routines,” said Mohammed Abukhater, vice president at California-based cyber security firm FireEye for the Middle East and Africa market.
Most of the vendors that are manufacturing and selling IoT devices will not make much investment towards security because that is not their core job, said Mr Abukhater, adding, “The very structure of these (IoT) devices makes them more exposed to hackers and the induction of 5G will open even bigger doors for bad boys.”
Technology company Cisco estimates that the number of IoT devices — the core to smart living — will be three times as high as the UN’s predicted 8 billion global population, by 2021.


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