Many smart devices can be hacked in 30 minutes

Off-the-shelf smart devices that include baby monitors, home security cameras, doorbells, and thermostats can be easily hacked according researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). As part of their ongoing research into detecting vulnerabilities in devices and networks expanding in the smart home and Internet of Things (IoT), the BGU researchers disassembled and reverse engineered many common devices and quickly uncovered serious security issues. "It is truly frightening how easily a criminal, voyeur or pedophile can take over these devices," says Dr Yossi Oren, a senior lecturer in BGU's Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering. "Using these… [Continue Reading]

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