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Norwegian consumer body urges tighter security for smart devices

Friday 15 March 2019 | 13:02 CET | News
Three out of four members of the public are concerned about cybersecurity and privacy of smart products, the Norwegian Consumer Council said. The organisation is calling for minimum requirements for cybersecurity in internet-connected products. Its survey found three quarters of people fear that connected devices could be hacked and their privacy put at risk, with almost as many worried about viruses, poor quality, and incompatibility.

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