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Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security
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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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6/24/2019 | 3:44:51 PM
Re: Consumers should consider security controls?
Have to agree - consumers in general know nothing about computers much less security much less what a secure password is.  " Oh, you mean I should change it?"   " But it was so easy to remember."   This is an old issue and it ain't going away ever.  Live with it. 

Ending is indeed classic: consumers will understand this? Consumers, meanwhile, should consider security controls that can observe traffic at the router-level, identify irregular device behavior, and quarantine malicious network flows or infected devices.

If I tried that on a residential account ==== blank stare for maybe a week. 
BadWiscoJ
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BadWiscoJ,
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6/19/2019 | 12:14:21 PM
Consumers should consider security controls?
The last comment in your article states that "Consumers, meanwhile, should consider security controls that can observe traffic at the router-level, identify irregular device behavior, and quarantine malicious network flows or infected devices." How exactly do you expect them to do that? Consumer's just aren't knowledgeable enough to do something like this.
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nomad52,
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6/19/2019 | 8:24:41 AM
well duh
This was old news among security auditors three years ago.   nearly zero has been done to secure these devices, identify the actual risks, get vendors to path vulnerabilities or a useful mechanism to apply the patches. 

I keep wondereing what it will take to clean up this mess


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