Smart Home Gadgets. Can They be Trusted?
Which does not think that smart home gadgets can be entirely trusted.
17:32 27 June 2017
A recent Which investigation shows that security is the number one concern of having smart home gadgets. Which set up a real smart home and hired ethical security researchers to see if the house’s smart gadgets can be hacked.
The researchers carried out surveillance on the home and gathered information that could be used to break digital security. In the end, the researchers found that out of the 15 smart gadgets they tested, eight were found to have a security vulnerability. These include the internet router, CCTV cameras, and stuffed toys with Bluetooth.
Which recommends people change the default password as soon as possible and to ensure that smart devices receive regular updates.
Apparently, certain devices will use their own Wi-Fi connection during setup, such as speakers and smart TVs and Which recommends setting up these devices to connect to your own Wi-Fi connection. Smart home assistants must also be carefully situated as a voice-activated device that is placed by a window can be easily hacked.