Brits Fearful of Smart Home Revolution

British public is far from ready to embrace smart home technology

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New research  by MoneySuperMarket reveals that the British public is far from ready to embrace smart home technology with 76 percent of Brits worried about the risks of smart homes.

Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist at the prpl Foundation, said: "IoT consumers need to be aware of the security risks attached to IoT devices, of which there are many. ‘IoT security is broken’ is a well-known phrase in the industry and so the public have every right to be fearful of connected devices in the home.

"Manufacturers and developers need to stop focusing on sales and instead should address these glaring issues. All basic security efforts start with the home router which is the first, last and only line of defence to every device in the home. Negligence towards security here is like leaving your front door unlocked your first line of defence against attackers. You are exposing not only your private information, but yourself and your family."

The prpl Foundation Smart Home Security report  details the fundamentals for IoT security from which consumers can use to reduce the risk of being attacked.


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