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Recommendations on IoT security baselines coming in May, say leaders of telecom-tech alliance

March 27, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh
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Industry leaders working to build trust in the emerging Internet of Things are aiming to craft recommendations by May for a NIST-led effort on IoT “baseline security” that they say is bound to result in the “prohibition” of default passwords for remote root access to such devices.

“Pretty much everybody agrees that there shouldn't be default passwords for remote root access of devices,” said Michael Bergman, senior director of technology and standards at the Consumer Technology Association. “So before we...

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