Why we need Apple’s HomeKit-enabled routers


How secure are the connected smart devices you keep in your home and at work? How much protection have you put in place, and have you even taken a minute to change your default router password?

Computer says no

The truth is many smart home device users (and those running connected devices in smart offices, enterprises, manufacturing and beyond) may not yet have taken stock of their security.

This is a particular problem when it comes to older smart devices, many of which are still in use even though a large number of them shipped with weak or non-replaceable factory default passcodes.

The proliferation of poorly protected smart devices–  in conjunction with weak router security – is a potential gold mine for hackers, who are eagerly attempting to crack into  IoT networks in order to create botnets for future use.

That’s in addition to the inevitable threat that criminals will use poorly protected IoT devices as access points to penetrate networks, harvest personal and payment data, and more.

How HomeKit-approved routers will work

Apple’s promised HomeKit-enabled routers may improve protection.



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