Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: smart devices are possible targets

According to a recent cybersecurity report, software installed in smart devices could be vulnerable to hacking.

Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Forescout revealed some defects in software being a part of industrial control systems, that are thermostats, lighting controls, and security systems that can be accessed through the internet, as specifies wwlp.com.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s recommendations provides that control systems of corporate and in-home security and temperature controls should be isolated from other networks and should not be accessible from the internet.

22News went to Yes Computers to find out possibilities of hackers regarding information from these systems.

Tony Russell-Smith Yes Computers gave an example of the control system for the building’s heating not protected with a password, but connected to the internet. So consequences are that anyone can get access and change the temperature remotely and hold the building’s optics ransom.

Such aspect as the cybersecurity in these systems is ignored because manufacturers try to observe deadlines for production.

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