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Internet of Things devices

This information helps the community buy and use Internet of Things (IoT) devices securely. An IoT device is an everyday item that has had internet connectivity added to it. Examples of IoT devices include smart fridges, smart televisions, baby monitors and security cameras. IoT devices within homes and businesses generally use Wi-Fi or cellular networks, such as 4G or 5G, to connect to the internet.

Many IoT devices commonly found in Australian homes and businesses have not been designed with security in mind. This has resulted in devices being vulnerable to compromise via the internet. Such incidents can allow cybercriminals unsolicited access to your device and personal data for malicious purposes.