The Internet of Things Poses Cybersecurity Risk

The FTC has warned that cyberattackers could potentially hijack sensitive information recorded by the devices, and their mobile apps and cloud services...

or could even create physical safety risks for consumers.

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What You Will Learn:

Veracode’s research team performed a set of uniform tests across six home automation devices and organized the findings into four different domains: user–facing cloud services, back–end cloud services, mobile application interfaces and device debugging interfaces.

The results showed that all but one device exhibited security vulnerabilities across most categories. Read this report to learn why the team considered the findings “unsettling” – and how:

  • These devices are often not designed with data security or privacy in mind, putting consumers at risk for cyberattack or physical intrusion of their homes.

  • Users can be impacted under a number of hypothetical breach scenarios.

  • Security reviews of device architecture and accompanying applications can minimize the risk to users.

You can also check out this infographic to learn how:

  • Taking advantage of security vulnerabilities within the Wink Relay (a smart home wall controller), cybercriminals could listen to sensitive conversations – in order to capture corporate intelligence from a home office.

  • Leveraging information from the Ubi (a voice-activated hub) could enable cybercriminals to know when a user is home, based on increases in ambient noise or light. This could facilitate a robbery – or even stalking in the case of a high–profile individual or angry ex.

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities in the Chamberlain MyQ system (a universal smartphone garage door controller), thieves could be notified when a garage door is opened or closed – indicating a window of opportunity to rob the house.