Don’t worry, its just a precautionary signal that we are trying to generate and no one is intruding right now. But, just imagine you are thousand miles away and someone hooded, gets into your personal office, hacks your safe and manipulates your entire home automation. Sounds scary right ? Its gonna be like a dooms day in your life.
Hacking into your refrigerator or controlling the thermostat is not something that may cause some severe panic. But just imagine, people spying into your security cameras, accessing your garage doors, twitching with your alarm system. Such things are really vulnerable in the present state when everything is connected to the internet. IoT has proved its vast advantages and made life easy for thousands of people. But along with all the burgeoning smart home technology, the frontiers for cyber crime will also expand, and the well-known security risks to your PC and credit card could become true for your refrigerators, coffee pots, and security systems.
Here is what security research analyst Colby Moore have to say about lack of security standards in IoT devices.
“Right now, the Internet of things is like computer security was in the nineties, when everything was new and no one had any security standards or any way to monitor their devices for security,”
Here is an article by Michigan News which states the smart home security issues :
When it comes to automated garage door openers, its really important to have a cutting edge secure system. I bet you don’t want your favorite BMW to be seen missing after you come from a relaxing holiday from Miami. That’s what the team at HomyHub is devoting its major time into. Developing the most simple but extremely secure automated garage system. The tech geeks in the team spend hours daily to make the system counter any cyber and other sort of attacks.
Here is what Alejandro Nieto Pérez , Co-Founder and Tech expert at HomyHub have to say about the security of the device
“ I have carved and modulated the device as if it’s the love of my life. Its impossible to stop others from trying to put their eyes on her but the commitment is so strong , no one can get pass her. “
When a techie compares his work to the love of his life, trust me its all that matters to him.
IoT and home automation is all about making life simple and fast. That is only possible if you feel that your belonging are secured and just under your control.
What do you think about the issue of security in the IoT sector ? Drop your comments and lets start a discussion.
Be safe !!!