Over a Third of Smart Device Owners Do Not Take Security Measures

News and information from the Advent IM team.

More than a third (35%) of connected device owners in the UK do not take additional security measures to protect their smart home devices and rely solely on inbuilt security features.

Only 37% of connected device owners deny permissions to apps on their devices, while just a third (33%) install cybersecurity software. An even lower proportion said they change the default passwords on devices (32%) or regularly update device passwords (30%). Additionally, only 31% of people who own a Wi-Fi router change their router password more than once a year, with 42% admitting they have never changed the password or are not sure how often the password is changed.

Read via Infosecurity Magazine

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