The Silence Of The Brands: Nine Out Of Ten Consumer IoT Companies Don’t Allow Researchers To Report Vulnerabilities

How some of the biggest brands in the consumer IoT space are potentially putting their customers in danger of compromise…

I can exclusively reveal that research to be published today paints a scandalous picture of how many of the most popular consumer Internet of Things (IoT) brands are failing to protect their customers from being spied upon, having their data stolen or unwittingly helping criminal endeavors to spread malware or take down online services. The report, commissioned by the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF), found that nine out of ten (90.3%) of the global consumer IoT brands researchers looked at simply do not allow security researchers to properly report the vulnerabilities that they find.

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