SC Media – Multiple vulnerabilities found in connected IoT home security device

scmediaPopular IoT home security device could allow hackers to turn burglar alarms on and off and switch on siren, says researcher who dissected it.

Security researchers have discovered a number of vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled burglar alarm that could see the device being remotely switched off by an attacker.

Jason Hart, CTO of data protection at Gemalto, told SC Media UK that consumers are increasingly embracing connected devices, but the lack of security controls within them is giving hackers the ability to compromise data, take control of devices, or use them to access networks to conduct cyber-attacks.
“Any device that can connect to the internet is susceptible, and the data that’s often collected can be very sensitive, so securing them is crucial for the growth of the IoT,” he said.

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