The numbers of cyber attacks are increasing with the increase in the number of connected devices to the internet. The hackers are now more interested in hacking internet-connected devices instead of traditional computers. These days the smart devices manufactures are connecting more devices to the internet while ignoring the security.
The cybercriminals are attacking various devices on regular bases and exploiting security flaws whereas they damage the device functionality and use that device to launch malicious cyber activities to the network or system.
The cybercriminals take full advantage of the stolen personal and financial information. They are selling and offering the stolen information, malware, and illegal goods in a marketplace.
The internet of things (IoT) is trending nowadays and people are more interested in it. The devices such as televisions, smart homes, smart locks, fridges and much more are the trendiest things in an IoT. As the numbers of connected devices are increasing, the hackers get more interested in this field.
The users of smart devices usually use the same password from everything which helps the attackers to get access to other accounts as well. Once the attacker gets a smart device’s password, they use it to get access to the entire network and financial accounts.
There are various smart home applications and devices available in the market and some of the common devices are as follow.
- Entertainment: Smart televisions, recording devices, network connection devices, and program streaming services are the common smart devices that are used in our daily lives. The cybercrook can get access to the network while using these devices and get personal information through illegal ways.
- Household management: These days’ household management applications are used to assist general household tasks like monitoring available food supplies, compiling a shopping list and placing orders for purchasing food items.
- Lighting: The smart light or bulbs and lighting systems are used to save both energy and resource efficiency. The smart lights are controlled by smartphones and are connected to the cloud-based network. The hackers can use various methods to hack the smart devices and get access to the network where they launch various malicious activities to the network.