The security for the new “Internet of Things (IoT)” devices must be further improved in the future so that they cannot manipulated by unauthorized users.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349860/tech-giants-iot-security-is-terrible-heres-how-to-fix-it

Google, T-Mobile, Cisco and several other companies offered a plan this week to help boost the security of baby monitors, Wi-Fi routers, traffic lights, and the millions of other devices that make up Internet of Things (IoT).  The plan, published on Tuesday by the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, argues for a major shift in the way device manufacturers approach security. They should be “restrictive instead of permissive,” meaning instead of automatically allowing Internet traffic, in some cases without a password or firewall, IoT devices of the future should be inaccessible to inbound connections by default.

Only after a user configures the device’s security options would it be able to send and receive Internet traffic. For connected home devices like thermostats and baby monitors, that setup would have the additional benefit of not relying on the protection of a single firewall located in the home’s Wi-Fi router.

Besides arguing for more default security, its report also suggests strong encryption and automated software updates, two measures that security experts have been calling for in the wake of a massive DDoS attack that crippled much of the Internet’s infrastructure last month.