Research from the cybersecurity gurus at Kaspersky has found that attacks targeting IoT devices have doubled over the past year.

The rapid proliferation of IoT devices, combined with often poor security, makes them an increasingly attractive target for hackers. Analysts at McKinsey estimate that 127 new devices are connected every second.

Dan Demeter, Security Expert at Kaspersky, said:

“Since IoT devices, from smartwatches to smart home accessories, have become an essential part of our everyday lives, cybercriminals have skillfully switched their attention to this area.

We see that once users’ interest in smart devices rose, attacks also intensified. Some people believe they aren’t important enough to be hacked but we’ve observed how attacks against smart devices intensified during the past year.

Most of these attacks are preventable, that’s why we advise smart home users to…

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