Default passwords banned by EU for Internet of Things devices

Internet of Things devices offered in the European Union will no longer be allowed to use standard passwords from mid-2024. Instead, users must set a strong password before first use, the European Commission has determined. It must also become easier to update IoT devices, they must be tested for vulnerabilities and stored personal and financial data must be secured. Furthermore, users should be able to manage and delete this data. These basic safety requirements have been added to the European Radio Equipment Directive as a decision.