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JamesEChappell
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  03:47:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last day I was napping on the couch and suddenly I heard someone laughing out in the kitchen and when I checked it out found that my amazon eco dot was doing it. Honestly, I was scared. I read later about the bug. But this actually made me think about smart home devices, a friend of mine who works at a cybersecurity consulting company (http://nci.ca/services/) had told me about the vulnerability of smart-home device to hacking. What is your view on this?

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Geo
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  05:08:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most consumer electronics have essentially no security at all. Any beginning hacker can access them. The entire IoT is a disaster in waiting. Only now the producers are beginning to think about security. Security costs money, so the developers will likely focus on safety critical and commercial devices first.

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dan1el
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  8:45:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, that's a disaster. Most brands doesn't even care to set complexity requirements for password. Since hackers using random serial numbers to hack smart hubs, there's no guarantee that your home is protected enough. For now there's nothing you can do, just change your password from default to a more complex combination. I hope that it'll change with time and our houses will be more secure.
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