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As Black Friday is approaching, security experts put a spotlight on the risks of IoT With the shopping season approaching, it’s likely that internet-connected gadgets and toys will be a popular item on many Canadians’ wish lists, as more than 92% of Canadians use IoT (Internet of Things) devices in their households. However, cybersecurity experts warn: Internet of Things devices can quickly go from fun to creepy, depending on how hackable they are. “Enormous Black Friday discounts can rush customers into buying some very questionable gadgets. However, Internet of Things devices are widely known among experts for low security measures they usually have installed. There is a joke going around: ‘The S in IoT stands for security’. So, it’s best to think before bringing any new IoT device to your household, as it can easily compromise the whole network,” says digital security expert at NordVPN Daniel Markuson. Globally, 1.5 billion

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