The FBI has issued a new announcement saying that The users should isolate IoT Appliances their (Internet of Things) and have them connected in a separate network WiFi, different than what they use for the rest their basic appliances (eg smartphones, laptops, computers etc).
Many security companies have stressed the importance of separating the network so that it does not exist access in systems containing sensitive data.
The logic behind this is simple. If IoT devices are on a separate network, then a possible breach of a "smart" device will not allow them hackers gain access to key user devices, where personal data is stored. Gaining access to the other network requires much more effort on the part of hackers.
However, deploying basic and IoT devices on separate networks can be difficult, especially for users who do not know much about technology. The simplest way is to use two routers.
A good tip, though, is to use it “Micro-segmentation”, a feature found in the firmware of most WiFi routers. This feature allows managers to create virtual networks (VLAN). VLANs will behave as different networks, although they operate on the same router.
Isolation of IoT devices in their own network is recommended for both home users and businesses.
However, the FBI gave more tips on IoT Device Management:
- Change the default code device access.
- Passwords must be strong. This means that they must be large and unique.
- Many connected devices are supported by mobile applications. These applications may run in the background and use default permissions that you do not know about and which you have not authorized. You have to find out what kind of personal information they collect these applications and reject licenses that require access to data that is not actually needed for mode of the application.
- Make it regular updates on your IoT devices. Allow automatic updates, if available.
A few days ago, the FBI issued a statement about them risks of the smart televisions and also suggested some tips, such as using a black film over the TV camera, to prevent users from being monitored.
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