The Dangers of the Internet of Things (Infographic)

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur by Matthew McCreary.

Your connected devices can get hacked — here’s how to make them safer.

According to an infographic by Cyber Security Degrees, 62 percent of Americans own at least one smart device. The most common of these is a smart TV, which nearly half of American adults own. These devices, like a smart watch or a connected car, can sync with the internet or your mobile device and make your life easier.

However, they also come with plenty of risks. This infographic breaks down some of those dangers, which include:

  • Malicious endpoints
  • The Mirai botnet attack
  • The Senrio devil’s ivy attack

By making yourself aware of these pitfalls, you can secure the devices that mean the most to you and make sure that others can’t take advantage. Check out the infographic to learn more about the dangers involved with the internet of things and how you can be safer.

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