And it didn't occur to anybody that this might become a problem?
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"We recognise the urgent need to move the expectation away from consumers securing their own devices and instead ensure that strong cyber security is built into these products by design," the civil servants thundered.
So much so it'll only take years to come up with some sort of basic framework. Basic framework set down, add a couple of extra years for the necessary changes.
"So much so it'll only take years to come up with some sort of basic framework. Basic framework set down, add a couple of extra years for the necessary changes."
Which should have been done before anyone was allowed to put the Internets in a light bulb or a toaster. Internet-connected fridge? No.
to be fair, American does tend to certify products beforehand as "safe" e.g. Wifi 802.11n(*), whilst EU tended to rely on markets & manufacturer self-certification, now getting a stronger emphasis on "privacy by design" and "security by design" since around 2017 in a nice sunny island called Κρήτη Krētē(**)
which is better? IoT based on direct 5G routing (new seriously 5G Huawei 8K television with integrated wireless home 5G router) is bound to be safe!?
Barracuda claims: "A recent analysis of account-takeover attacks targeted at Barracuda customers found that 29 percent of organizations had their Office 365 accounts compromised by hackers in March 2019."
Ulp ... 29 percent? Really? If that's true, the cyber-security situation would appear to be pretty much hopeless.
Perhaps it is time to find an enemy and surrender.
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