The Internet-of-Things (IoT) which include smart home devices are becoming more and more popular these days. Many people buy these devices for safety and security, however, Researchers at North Carolina State University have found widespread flaws in the design of these devices. The flaws found prevent notifications to homeowners about problems or performing other security functions.
The researchers found that if third parties hack a home’s router they can upload malware. The malware makes it look as though everything is OK with the system, but blocks signals related to security, such as when a motion sensor is activated. These suppression attacks can be done on-site or remotely. For homeowners, this is problematic because the system is reporting everything is OK, regardless of what’s actually happening in the home. Read the full article.