• Inside the Smart Home: IoT Device Threats and Attack Scenarios

    Posted on August 2, 2019 by in News, Security

    A smart home is made up of a number of different devices connected to the internet of things (IoT), each with a specific set of functions. No matter how different these devices are from one another, they have the shared goal of streamlining the tasks and simplifying the lives of their users.

    Smart home devices also provide automatic and chained functions that can make day-to-day living more convenient for users. For example, in the morning the smart coffee maker starts brewing before the users need to get up for work. Once the users are in the kitchen, the smart refrigerator alerts them that they are low on supplies, if it has not yet ordered the needed items. As the users go out the door, the smart lock automatically locks behind them. And now that the house is empty, the smart robot vacuum cleaner starts its scheduled cleaning.