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Weak passwords are expected to be the downfall of the Internet of Things (IoT) security. Security experts have already observed an increase in attacks against IoT devices in which weak passwords were exploited. For example, in 2019, poor password management was abused by threat actors to execute attacks against IoT devices such as printers and phones. Recently, routers were targeted in an IoT attack as a result of a password data dump on a hacker forum. Manufacturers often fail to consider security in the development of IoT devices, as indicated by the shipping of numerous devices with default passwords. This article continues to discuss recent IoT attacks in which weak passwords were exploited and the need for increased efforts from manufacturers, companies, government, and users to improve IoT security.

Security Intelligence reports "Will Weak Passwords Doom the Internet of Things (IoT)?"