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Only 19% of IT professionals believe Apple products are very to extremely vulnerable to Wi-Fi based attacks

Spiceworks has announced the results of a new survey that examines how businesses are securing their data and devices on corporate and public Wi-Fi networks. It revealed the perceived Wi-Fi risks associated with traditional computing devices is much lower, particularly among Apple products. 

Only about 19% of IT professionals believe Apple laptops, tablets, and smartphones are very to extremely vulnerable to Wi-Fi based attacks. This compares to 30% who believe Windows and Android devices are very to extremely vulnerable.

The Spiceworks survey show that IT professionals consider IoT [Internet of Things] devices the most vulnerable to Wi-Fi-based attacks, yet 50% of organizations have IoT devices connected to their Wi-Fi network. The findings indicate that although organizations are taking steps to increase Wi-Fi security, many IT professionals aren’t confident in their ability to keep corporate data secure on IoT devices.

Among IoT devices, 52% of IT professionals believe IP-enabled controllers, such as smart lights and thermostats, are very to extremely vulnerable to Wi-Fi-based attacks, followed by IP-enabled appliances (49%), video equipment (42%), and electronic peripherals (40%), such as connected projectors. 

Additionally, more than 35%of IT professionals believe wearables and sensors are highly vulnerable. However, according to Spiceworks research, only 36% of IT professionals are confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks on IoT devices.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.