Are your new smart devices secure?
Check New Smart Devices Will Comply with April’s New Legislation
From April, Smart Devices sold in the UK will need to comply with the Product Security and Communication Infrastructure Act 2022.
Compliant IoT devices will require individual passwords, not just a universal manufacturers password.
Uncompliant IoT devices are at risk, because criminals can use the same manufacturer’s password to gain access to your Smart security cameras, for example. From there they can review your saved footage.
Make sure you read the fine print on any devices you buy for Christmas, especially if you buy online.
If you’re unsure, then change the password on the device as soon as possible, and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) if possible.