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Any regular reader of the IoT Daily knows that security and privacy are continuously major IoT issues, especially as more devices enter consumer homes and become Internet-connected.
In the not-so-good-news department, the new report, from cybersecurity company Trend Micro, sees 2017 coming with an increased breadth and depth of attacks.
The Internet of Things will play a larger role in targeted attacks in 2017, capitalizing on the growing acceptance of connected devices by exploiting unsecured systems, according to the report. Here are some of the security-related predictions for next year:
- The number of new ransomware families will plateau, only growing 25%, but will branch out into IoT devices and non-desktop computing terminals, like point-of-sale systems or ATMs
- Suppliers will not secure IoT devices in time to prevent denial of service and other attacks
- New vulnerabilities will continue to be discovered in Apple and Adobe
- With 46% of the world’s population now connected to the Internet, the rise in cyber-propaganda will continue
- New targeted attack methods will focus on evading modern detection techniques to allow targeting of different organizations
Source: MediaPost Communications