Only in the last two years experts on cybersecurity has found several threats related to smart home. For example, in 2018 a vulnerability was discovered in smart outlet that allows you to remotely take device control and log into the home network, and to execute arbitrary code. In 2019 specialists in combating cybercrime revealed several vulnerabilities in the control system of the smart home Zipato. 112 thousand units 20 thousand Zipato smart homes allow the hacker to open the door and do whatever he pleases. In the same year found vulnerability in the straightener – the hackers could heat the device to a maximum temperature of over 233 degrees. In 2020 researchers at Check Point discovered vulnerabilities in “smart” light bulbs: it was possible to access a Wi-Fi network.

To protect the “smart home” in Roskoshestvo suggest to use strong passwords and two-factor authentication, use the computer antivirus, protect Wi-FI network VPN (Virtual Private Network “virtual private network”). If possible, it is better to use more than one router to your IoT devices were on the network other than the network your main PC. It will protect the information on your PC in case your IoT device will be compromised.

“If you are considering purchasing smart devices, or even whole ecosystems, learn the basic safety requirements listed by the specialists of the Centre for digital expertise Roskoshestvo, and weigh all “for” and “against”. On one scale, and originality, on the other – the physical and information security, – says Ilya Loev, Deputy head of Roskoshestvo.