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Trend Micro VP: IoT connection points are under attack


27 Jun, 2016 04:01 pm

The internal software connectors known as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the new attack threat on the Internet of Things (IoT) device landscape.



Trend Micro VP of security Rik Ferguson has said that it is the internal connector technologies (APIs) in our new connected devices that represent the greatest malware attack threats.
 
Ferguson has called for action to 'lock that part of the data journey' down.
 
"It's not about IoT device security and locking down the devices themselves, that battle has already been lost. For my money I would say that APIs are the attack surface of the future," said Ferguson.
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTMany homes and business already have a large number of web-connected IoT devices; the need to lock down security has now come to the fore.
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