Every year on the first Thursday of May, the World Password Day promotes better password habits. The key of great cybersecurity is using strong passwords. However, the statistics shows that in most cases the password is rather weak which gives an easy way to hackers to attack the business. In this article, we are going to discuss why it is so important to care about the password security of IoT devices and how Binaré can help to improve it.
Password Security of IoT devices – Key Facts
According to the new rules considered by the UK government (similar to US SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices), IoT device manufacturers will have to end up with default passwords and guarantee that their devices will get security updates. One of the options would be a mandatory new labeling scheme: it will provide information to consumers on how secure it is to use IoT devices such as smart TVs and toys. This means that retailers will be able to sell a device only with an IoT security label. The set of rules would include:
- Making passwords unique and not resetable to any universal factory setting
- Provision of a public point of contact as part of a vulnerability disclosure policy
- A clear statement about the minimum length of time for which the device will receive security updates
This post describes how you can find the web interface of the devices installed with a default password.
Binaré team has also gathered some statistics that would give an insight on how important it is to have a secure and strong password for an IoT device:
How Binaré Can Help?
Binaré offers an automated IoT vulnerability management and firmware analysis platform, which enables business to avoid cyberattacks, in particular, analysis related to default and hardcoded passwords and credentials. Binaré’s platform will check your IoT device for a wide range of vulnerabilities and security issues and will give you a detailed report on them. Binaré provides you not only with the platform but also with professional services that will help your business to get an improved cybersecurity posture. Come to our web page and check your device with our FREE Demo! The link for the web page: https://binare.io/. You can also Follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/binare/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/binareio).