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1 in 5 IT security professionals fear their connected toilets will be hacked

Most IT security professionals are worried about cyber risk resulting from poorly secured Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, a new nCipher survey found. 68% of respondents are concerned about threat actors changing the functionality of IoT devices, while 54% worry that hackers may remotely take control of IoT devices for malicious purposes.

Other IoT fears include hackers using devices to spy on people (36%), threat actors leaking the personal data of device owners (24%) and, rather surprisingly, pranksters compromising smart toilets (21%).

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