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India needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won't be easy

India needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won't be easy
India needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won't be easy
Smart IoT devices tend to be vulnerable to cyberattacks as most are created by startups which seldom share critical software updates once a product has been around for some time

SynopsisSecurity experts warned that IoT devices – be it a smart TV, fridge or a washing machine – would be much more vulnerable in a 5G context since devices with built-in software and processors like computers can serve as jump-off points for launching serious cyberattacks on individual consumers, institutional assets and even critical information infrastructure like e-governance systems.

KOLKATA: Imagine a hacker breaking into a consumer’s smart TV, accessing confidential video recordings and blackmailing him. Or someone breaking into a smart device in a company and bombarding office computer networks with fake traffic, causing big disruptions and cybersecurity breaches in the firm’s communication systems. Such potential scenarios underline the vulnerability of consumers, companies and even government departments to cyberattacks
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