How To Stop Your IoT Devices From Being Hacked | Straight Talking Cyber | Forbes

How To Stop Your IoT Devices From Being Hacked | Straight Talking Cyber | Forbes

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25 May, 2023
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When the FBI warned that hackers can use the smart gadgets you have at home “to do a virtual drive-by of your digital life,” it was smart connected gadgets they had in mind. This week’s report into a vulnerability with cheap smart plugs available on Amazon can be added to recent warnings about kitchen gadgets and security cameras.

But there was also a more worrying story this week—one that is much more of a concern. Reports suggested that a home internet router had been remotely attacked, exploiting its factory-set password to hijack an IP address to mask “illicit” activity. In my view, the specific attack alleged in these reports is implausible, but Zak Doffman agrees that a router in such a default state is a very serious risk.

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