Smart device security guidelines 'need more teeth'
The UK government has announced guidelines to make internet-connected devices safer to use following a spate of security breaches.
It includes moves to make sure passwords are unique and not resettable to a factory default and that sensitive data transmitted via apps is encrypted.
But the guidelines are not binding, leading some to question how effective they will be.
One expert said they would not stop "irresponsible" manufacturers.
As well as the stricter guidance on passwords and recommended encryption, the government's Security by Design review suggested:
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