The Internet Of Things’ Massive Security Problem, Visualized

Internet of things is shown that it is not that secure
By Katharine Schwab.

Earlier this year, the usernames and passwords for more than 8,000 internet of things devices were posted online so hackers could easily access them. The security breach was a perfect illustration of the IoT’s security problems: Of the 8,000+ username and password combinations, only 142 were unique. Even more stunning, about half of all usernames and passwords used the same obvious combination: admin/admin.

A new data visualization of the breach, created by the IT professional Roland Schwab and posted on Tableau earlier this week, is a shocking window into just how insecure IoT devices are.

Read more at Fast Company.

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