IoT Security Vulnerabilities
Internet of Things (IoT) has been given a lot of emphasis since the 90s when it was first proposed as an idea of interconnecting different electronic devices through a variety of technologies. However, during the past decade IoT has rapidly been developed without appropriate consideration of the profound security goals and challenges involved.
Millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices have security flaws that could allow hackers to remotely compromise devices, allowing them to view and hear live feeds, as well as compromise credentials to lay the groundwork for additional attacks. These devices include connected security cameras, smart baby monitors, and other digital video recording equipment, plus items like smartwatches and smart door locks.
In addition to being a serious invasion of privacy for the users, especially if the cameras and monitors are placed inside their own homes, compromised devices in business settings could give attackers access to private conversations and meetings, potentially giving them more ways to compromise networks.