Pwnie Express released its yearly industry report: Internet of Evil Things, providing insight on products that the IT professionals should be wary of.
According to Pwnie Express research:
- 66% don’t know or aren’t sure how many connected devices their colleagues bring into work. It show how important IoT security really is.
- 84 percent said Mirai changed their perceptions about IoT device threats. Time to updated your BYOD policies people.
- Why only 22% have checked connected devices for malicious infections in the last year.
Protect Yourself from Internet of Evil Things
Turn your WiFi Off
Turn off Wi-Fi devices when you are not using them, especially on the weekends — it saves energy and minimizes your exposure to hackers.
Disable unused features
Once the product is in your office, turn off the functions you aren't using. Enabled functionality usually comes with increased security risks.
Change Your Passwords
It is important never to use the default credentials. Set up strong, secure passwords to secure your devices.
Research Your Purchase
Before you even buy a product, always research what you're buying and make sure you know how to update any software associated with that device.
Trust and Verify Every Device
Be aware of any device from brands known to have more security issues than others. The personalization (vendor, firmware) of corporate hardware, including mobile hotspot vendors, is one of the top threats to network security.