Japanese government hacking devices

Japanese government hacking devices Japanese government hacking devices

The Japanese government is seeking to hack personal devices ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In January 2019, a law amendment was passed to allow government workers to hack in to IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The government will check devices for easy-to-guess passwords and alert the authorities to any security risks, in a bid to prevent attacks such as Olympic Destroyer and VPNFilter.

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