Security experts call for end to ‘stupidity’ in fight with hackers as Mirai code broadens IoT attacks

Sean Newman, director at Corero Network Security: “It’s kind of understandable that passwords protecting the majority of network enabled consumer devices get left at their factory defaults, as end-users often lack the awareness or confidence to change them – in these cases, manufacturers need to start taking more proactive measures to help ensure users are aware and making it simple for them to update passwords without fear of rendering the devices unusable.”

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