UK bans devices with weak passwords

Under new rules, manufacturers must prompt users to change generic passwords during setup

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UK bans devices with weak passwords
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UK bans devices with weak passwords

The government has enacted a law that bans internet-connected devices from having weak default passwords.

This means everyday tech, from smartphones and TVs to smart doorbells, must now meet minimum security standards. The new regulations, which came into effect on Monday, aim to protect consumers f...

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