Vulnerable to hackers the "smart homes"

The rise of so-called "Internet of Things"And" smart homes "in general is seen as an inevitable feature of the near future as more and more home appliances get connected to the Internet.

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Although this is generally seen as progress, HP Security Research is alerting the risk alert in its analysis, as it notes that this is opening up new "attacking" hackers.

According to this report, HP Security Research has looked at 10 from the most popular devices in the broader context of the "Internet of Things", resulting in the detection of an "alarmingly high average of vulnerabilities", ranging from the notorious Heartbleed up to Denial of Service, weak codes and cross-site scripting.

The devices, as noted, came from TV makers, webcams, thermostats, hubs for controlling multiple devices, "smart" locks, and most of them using some form of cloud service. In all cases, there were applications for portable devices that could be used to gain access or remote control.

As mentioned, 90% of the devices collected at least one piece of personal data (via a portable device, cloud or application), 70% used unencrypted network services, six on 10 raised concerns about the security of their web interfaces, 80% did not require sufficiently "strong" codes and 70% allowed an attacker to find valid user accounts.

The final conclusion of the report is that the world of interconnected "smart" devices is already here, although it is in its early stages. "Up to 2020, according to Gartner's studies, the Internet of Things will consist of 26 billion" units ". Fortunately, there is still time to secure the devices before consumers are put at risk. "

Source: naftemporiki.gr

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