How can IoT devices be secured?

Right now, IT privacy and security should be the number one priority of all, from consumers to tech pros. However, IoT devices are extraordinarily insecure, with risky network configurations and insecure code running rampant. Hackers are not afraid to turn IoT devices into weapons, as we have seen with the Mirai malware infection. Be attentive to your personal data and follow this few the most essential security tips:

  • Make all updates up to time
  • Use only security connections with https://
  • Stay away from everything free
  • Download files, programmes or apps from official sources
  • Have a back up strategy
  • Never use public hotspots to make transactions or to share your financial information (if it's needed use VPN)
  • Follow the news from the IT world