New UK law will hit smart home device makers with big fines for using default passwords

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The UK has introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, a suite of new regulations designed to improve security on smart home devices, the government announced. The rules will ban easy-to-guess default passwords, require disclosure of security update release dates and more — under penalty of hefty fines.  The new rules were originally proposed last year, following a…
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