According to the developer of the security software Sam Securing, at the moment each European house has 14 Internet-connected devices, and in the US the number is approximately 17 pieces. Each of them runs the risk of being hacked because it’s having obtained access to them, the attackers can steal personal data and use them for blackmail or other purposes. Employees of the company conducted a study during which found out what tiy devices vulnerable to hacking most.
The range of web-connected devices is very broad, and they include smartphones, televisions, security cameras, and even kitchen appliances. As a rule, many owners of houses to buy electronics from lesser-known companies that attract the attention of the low cost of their products. Few people realize that producing low-cost equipment manufacturers do not bother about system protect devices from hacking.
Cheap cameras have weak protection
According to researchers, the most poorly protected from hackers appliances are IP cameras, they represent 47% of the vulnerable devices within a home network. Usually cheap cameras have a similar structure and a weak system of protection, so cracking one machine, criminals can easily understand how to access other models in the same price category.
The most serious attack targeted at the IP camera. As a rule, most people are not willing to invest a lot of money to buy the best and modern surveillance cameras that cost hundreds of dollars, so buy the cheaper. This is a very vulnerable device, explained OMRI Mallis, the employee Securing Sam.
While surveillance cameras are almost half of the vulnerable devices is poorly protected electronics.
The device with the weakest protection:
- iP surveillance cameras;
- Storage device;
- iP phones;
Why hackers hack device?
According to the head Securing Sam Sivan Rauscher, many people think that their televisions and other home appliances can not be of interest to hackers. However, few people pay attention to that in them it is possible to access personal user data that can be used in a wide variety of purposes. As a minimum, criminals can simply sell the personal information of ordinary users — on this item the buyer is always there, especially if the person is working in any company and occupies an important position.
According to the statistics, “Kaspersky Lab”, in 2017 there were more than 2 million hacking attempts on various devices, including IP cameras from China, Vietnam and even Russia. In this server, which delivered malware to the implementation of hacking, there were 11 thousand.
In addition to household devices, hacker hacking exposed and more serious equipment — for example, medical equipment. What could be the consequences of breaking apparatus for computed tomography has recently demonstrated scientists from the Israeli University Ben-Gurion. You can read about this in our material.
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