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Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK



 
 
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Old January 28th 20, 02:33 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Java Jive
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Default Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

"Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to
ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the internet.

It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security features.

Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to
internet-enabled ovens in recent years.

The move follows a seven-month consultation with GCHQ's National Cyber
Security Centre, manufacturers, retailers, and academics."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51271717
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Old January 28th 20, 03:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

"Java Jive" wrote in message
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"Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to
ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the
internet.

It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security
features.

Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to
internet-enabled ovens in recent years.

The move follows a seven-month consultation with GCHQ's National Cyber
Security Centre, manufacturers, retailers, and academics."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51271717


That will affect a lot of Chinese-made devices which seem to be a bit naive
(or have deliberately designed-in back doors?) as regards security. Maybe it
will lead to better-quality devices from Europe and US at higher prices, and
fewer Chinese devices.

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Old January 28th 20, 03:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Eager[_5_]
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Default Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:33:08 +0000, Java Jive wrote:

"Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to
ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the
internet.

It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security
features.

Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to
internet-enabled ovens in recent years.

The move follows a seven-month consultation with GCHQ's National Cyber
Security Centre, manufacturers, retailers, and academics."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51271717


No doubt the 'basic security features' will include a backdoor.
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Old January 28th 20, 04:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Recliner[_4_]
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Default Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

NY wrote:
"Java Jive" wrote in message
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"Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK

The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to
ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the
internet.

It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security
features.

Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to
internet-enabled ovens in recent years.

The move follows a seven-month consultation with GCHQ's National Cyber
Security Centre, manufacturers, retailers, and academics."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51271717


That will affect a lot of Chinese-made devices which seem to be a bit naive
(or have deliberately designed-in back doors?) as regards security. Maybe it
will lead to better-quality devices from Europe and US at higher prices, and
fewer Chinese devices.



They'll probably still be made in China, but the UK importers will have to
demand higher specs. Of course, it's also possible that low cost
manufacturing will move to other low wage Asian economies, such as Vietnam,
Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.

As an aside, a lot of Chinese production won't re-start after the New Year
holday shutdown, as scheduled, thanks to the anti-virus lock-down. I wonder
when we'll start seeing products running out?

 




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