DCMS add expiration date to mobiles
Manufacturers of phones, tablets and IoTs should state when they will stop providing security updates for new devices entering the market, said the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) this morning.
Digital Infrastructure Secretary Matt Warman said: "Our phones and smartphones can be a goldmine for hackers who want to steal data, but many still use outdated software with security vulnerabilities in their systems."
Plan Secure by Design worth εκατο 70 million £ exists from DCMS for years, but its current extension to smartphones is remarkable.
Additionally, smart device manufacturers will be prohibited from posting the default administrator passwords for their products. These default administrator passwords are a common method of hacking systems found online.
The above plans are likely to encounter obstacles from device manufacturers, as the end-of-life dates of their devices will not be good for marketing.