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IDG Contributor Network: Home IoT devices are wide open, security provider discovers

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 7, 2016.

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    Reverse-engineering a password in a Wi-Fi-driven WeMo light switch by using the decryption code from the device is among the security debacles uncovered by IoT security hardware solution firm Bitdefender.

    To add insult to injury, Bitdefender told the device maker about the discovered vulnerability last fall, when it discovered the problem, and as of February, it still hadn’t been fixed, Bitdefender says in its study Risks in the Connected Home.

    And the WeMo wasn’t the only IoT device Bitdefender found lacking.

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