Comment On IoT Risks Of Peloton Bike

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 21, 2021 05:13 am PST

Following the recent debate of security concerns around IoT devices such as President Bidens Peloton bike, cybersecurity experts have provided the following comments:

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Joseph Carson
Joseph Carson , Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO
January 21, 2021 2:00 pm

<p>Attackers will use the path to least resistance when trying to access networks and many IoT devices provide this. The most secure IoT device, such as a piece of home equipment in Biden’s case, is one that is completely powered fully off when it is not being used. Security risks only get introduced when you turn it on and use it.</p>

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Matt Lock
Matt Lock , Technical Director
January 21, 2021 1:33 pm

<p>The Peloton phenomenon has reached far and wide and whilst exercise equipment may seem pretty innocuous, any connected device can <wbr />potentially present a cybersecurity risk. Lax controls around gadgets like connected speakers or <wbr />games consoles could be the shortcut to laptops, or phones with far more sensitive information.  <u></u><u></u></p> <p><u></u> <u></u></p> <p>And whilst the cybersecurity stakes posed here are inordinately higher than for the average home user, hacks via smart devices aren’t just a risk for the president. Everyone should take some basic precautions: check settings, change default passwords and disable features you’re not using. No doubt this is one area in which extra vetting will be needed so that the president can exercise without his team sweating over the security risks.</p>

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