IoT, which is going to be the norm in the next couple of years, is apparently plagued with security issues. An independent research report by Pepper IoT and Darkcubed showed frightening insights into how IoT devices were prone to cyber attacks. Due to their innate security shortcomings, IoT devices, especially those controlled by smartphones are majorly at risk.
Key Findings from the Report
Why it matters?
If these are not mitigated in the long run, IoT networks will crumble to the core. On top of this, there are no standard regulations concerning IoT security. “We found these devices made sensitive communications without encryption, were susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks and had a staggering volume of third-party domains referenced in the Android application” read the report.
In addition, China is the epicenter of IoT activity meaning the extensive amount of data goes unregulated. Unless collective efforts are made by IoT companies, the government, and consumers of every country, IoT will be terrifying to use in the coming days.