Four billion internet-connected devices promise to take our homes to an unprecedented level of comfort. But this new digital convenience takes its toll on private lives. As we have seen in the early stages of IoT development, gadgets designed for our home can talk with each other, yet they risk being overheard when communicating sensitive data.
Bitdefender believes the IoT can reach its full potential only if interactions between users, devices, applications and the cloud are authentic and secure.
Bitdefender researchers examined the security stance of four Internet-connected consumer devices. Results show that current authentication mechanisms of internet-connected devices can still be bypassed to expose households and their inhabitants to discomfort, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft.
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The report is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Bitdefender researchers Dragos Gavrilut, Radu Basaraba and George Cabau.