Details of the vulnerabilities
Out of the three vulnerabilities that were discovered, one is said to be of concern to the consumers.
What does this mean?
“In terms of the first flaw mentioned, which requires physical access to the device, this isn’t a major concern for everyday consumers. In order for an attacker to exploit this flaw, they need to be able to directly interact with the device for at least a few minutes. The most obvious attack scenario for this flaw would be some sort of insider threat — babysitters, house or petsitters, Airbnb guests, or anyone else with somewhat privileged access to your home,” say security experts.
They recommend monitoring the devices connected to the home network to prevent the exploitation of the disclosed flaws. As always, it is highly recommended that users update the devices to the latest versions available.
Researchers said that more details about these vulnerabilities, including how to spot compromised devices will be released soon.
Although IoT devices come with a number of useful features, the threats that accompany them are no lesser. Users must realize this and take necessary measures when opting for connected devices, especially at home.