02 Mar New Study Finds Serious Flaws on Smart Home Devices
New research from cybersecurity company ESET found that a number of popular smart home devices had serious privacy flaws, with one having a number of severe flaws that it had to be excluded from the report.
In its report “IoT And Privacy By Design In The Smart Home”, ESET tested various devices from Amazon, DLink, Nokia, NETAMTO, Sonos, Woerlein, and TP-Link. ESET said that out of all the products they tested, Amazon Alexa-enabled devices raised the most privacy concerns since it acts as a hub for all other devices and logs the interactions with them. This makes Alexa a hot target for hackers looking to steal personal data for identity theft.
ESET also made a number of recommendations for users looking to set up a smart home network, as well as advice for Alexa users.
Source: Internet of Business