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IoT Security: Why Your Toaster Needs a Firewall

There’s been a rash of bad news about IoT security breaches that is justly raising concerns about the looming threat of cyber-attacks. However, IoT security challenges are far over the heads of non-technical consumers who enjoy smartening up every single item in their households and are eagerly awaiting new fad inventions. There’s a salient component that is all too often an afterthought: IoT device security seems to be less of a concern to manufacturers rushing to hit the shelves. Meanwhile, malicious super bots are prowling around, trying to turn your gizmo into a zombie. So if your toaster is not behind a firewall, you’re toast!

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