Common smart devices can be easily hacked: Study

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By: PTI | Jerusalem |
Published: March 14, 2018 8:14 pm


The researchers disassembled and reverse engineered many common devices and quickly uncovered serious security issues.

Off-the-shelf smart devices such as baby monitors and home security cameras, can be easily hacked by criminals, say scientists who found disturbing vulnerabilities of devices and networks used in smart homes and Internet of Things (IoT). The researchers disassembled and reverse engineered many common devices and quickly uncovered serious security issues.

“It is truly frightening how easily a criminal, voyeur or paedophile can take over these devices,” said Yossi Oren, senior lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel. “Using these devices in our lab, we were able to play loud music through a baby monitor, turn off a thermostat and turn on a camera…

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