3 Internet of Things Devices That Threaten More Than Your Data
As more households take advantage of the benefits that non-traditional Internet-connected devices can provide in convenience, cost savings, and entertainment, the additional risks should also be considered when plugging into the Internet of Things (IoT). A new study out today by researchers with Veracode offers insight into such risks by taking a look at six popular IoT consumer devices and showing how vulnerabilities in these devices could potentially leave users open to burglary, eavesdropping, and stalking.
“It’s hard to not be excited about what the IoT has enabled and will bring in the future, although that doesn’t mean cybersecurity should be sacrificed in the process,” said Brandon Creighton, Veracode security research architect. “We need to look at the IoT holistically to ensure that the devices, as well as their web and mobile applications and back-end cloud services, are built securely from their inception. Security should not be treated as an afterthought or add-on, or we risk putting our personal information in jeopardy or even opening the door to physical harm.”