Weak passwords can hurt any organization’s security efforts and make any device easily hackable, but could they also be the greatest point of failure for internet of things (IoT) security? Weak passwords certainly put companies deploying IoT devices at greater risk of falling victim to a cyberattack.
We have already begun to see attacks targeting IoT devices, and they are using weak passwords as their way in. In 2019, threat actors took advantage of poor password management to go after popular office IoT devices like printers and phones. Already in 2020, we’ve seen an IoT attack target routers and result in a password data dump on a hacker forum.