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US Senators Propose IoT Security Legislation

August 2, 2017

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A group of US senators today introduced a bill in Congress that would require Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers to produce devices that could be patched, have passwords updated, and come to the market without known security vulnerabilities, according to a Reuters report.

The bill also calls for federal agencies to have the freedom to purchase non-compliant IoT devices should this legislation pass, if they get approval from the US Office of Management and Budget, according to Reuters.

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