The Dangers of the Internet of Things (Infographic)

Your connected devices can get hacked -- here's how to make them safer.
The Dangers of the Internet of Things (Infographic)
Image credit: Adam Berry / Stringer | Getty Images
Entrepreneur Staff
Associate Editor, Contributed Content
1 min read

According to an infographic by Cyber Security Degrees, 62 percent of Americans own at least one smart device. The most common of these is a smart TV, which nearly half of American adults own. These devices, like a smart watch or a connected car, can sync with the internet or your mobile device and make your life easier. 

However, they also come with plenty of risks. This infographic breaks down some of those dangers, which include: 

  • Malicious endpoints
  • The Mirai botnet attack
  • The Senrio devil's ivy attack

By making yourself aware of these pitfalls, you can secure the devices that mean the most to you and make sure that others can't take advantage. Check out the infographic to learn more about the dangers involved with the internet of things and how you can be safer.

The Dangers of the Internet of Things [infographic]
Source: CyberSecurityDegrees.com

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Are you paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.

Latest on Entrepreneur