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Windows 7: US Senators introduce bill to secure Internet of Things devices

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
US Senators introduce bill to secure Internet of Things devices

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The bill would also expand legal protections for security researchers who hunt for vulnerabilities.

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced legislation aimed at securing internet-connected smart devices, which were at the center of a massive cyberattack that brought down large swathes of the internet last year.

The distributed denial-of-service in October lasted for less than a day, but it further fueled concerns about threats posed by insecure and easily hijacked so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices, thanks to an industry-wide apathy toward supplying devices with even the most basic security.

The new bill, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), will require suppliers of devices to the federal government to adhere to a level of industry-wide security practices, such as ensuring that devices, like wearables and smart sensors, can be patched with security fixes. The bill will prohibit devices from including hard-coded and unchangeable usernames and passwords, long seen as one of the primary ways malware can break in and hijack devices...


Read more: Senators introduce bill to secure Internet of Things devices | ZDNet


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's about time someone is moving on security for IoT items.
I have been preaching for this for a long time. Anything that can and or does access the net needs security.

Jack
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Amazing.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

About time? It's past time! The industry should have done this themselves without the Government having to step in.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
About time? It's past time! The industry should have done this themselves without the Government having to step in.
This is exactly the reason why I won't have any "Smart" devices in my home. Until these IOT devices are secured - I'm not interested. I can still do the same things I've been doing for the last 40 years I've been on this planet, without them.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
This is exactly the reason why I won't have any "Smart" devices in my home. Until these IOT devices are secured - I'm not interested. I can still do the same things I've been doing for the last 40 years I've been on this planet, without them.
I agree (although I can only wish I could still do the things I could do even 20 years ago, let alone 40). The idea behind IOT is great but the implementation stinks!
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I agree (although I can only wish I could still do the things I could do even 20 years ago, let alone 40). The idea behind IOT is great but the implementation stinks!
Completely agree. Any device I have which connects to the Internet l make sure is behind a firewall. Even my phones, tablets have firewalls installed on them. Not saying they're 100% secure. But I'd rather run them with than without.

And I don't need a fridge to connect to the Internet to order milk to my door. If I need milk, I do what humans have been doing since we learned to use our legs - I WALK (not drive) to my local shop which is 5 minutes away. Humans are just getting lazier (and more unsociable) and we're doing it at the expense of our own privacy unfortunately.

The only times I see these devices as helpful is if a person has problems with mobility. But they definitely need to be secured.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
About time? It's past time! The industry should have done this themselves without the Government having to step in.
Spending money on security would eat into the CEO's bonuses.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Spending money on security would eat into the CEO's bonuses.
Oh, the poor things!
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