Your smart, connected home can be a magnet for hackers3 min read 02 May 2019, 08:27 PM IST
More than half of the smart homes in India have at least one vulnerable IoT device, says study
These vulnerabilities could have allowed hackers to access sensitive information and take control over a number of smart home devices on the platform like door locks, security cameras and thermostats
NEW DELHI : In September 2016, a major part of the internet on the east coast of the US went on the blink following the biggest cyber attack in the history of the internet. Now we know that it was the Mirai malware that triggered this internet of things (IoT) botnet attack that took down big websites including Twitter, The Guardian, Netflix, Reddit, and CNN. Two years later in July, Cisco Talos found several vulnerabilities in the firmware of Samsung’s SmartThings Hub platform for its IOT devices.
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