Viruses-extortionists for smart home devices will be a big problem in 2018

Specialist in   cyber security Javad Malik of   AlienVault, told the Information Age portal about   as well as   why owners of devices for a smart home need to think about   security.

Viruses-extortionists for smart home devices will be a big problem in 2018

Specialist in   cyber security Javad Malik of   AlienVault, told the Information Age portal about   as well as   why owners of devices for a smart home need to think about   security.

If a couple of years ago the idea of ​​a smart house seemed fantastic, then   today many people have already got smart refrigerators, coffee makers and   salt cells that can work as a single network, making life easier for household members. But   if something needs to be connected to   Internet, so it can be hacked remotely. AND   If the cracked baker sounds funny, then   Here's a hacked home security system   - this is serious.

Javad Malik believes that viruses are extortionists like WannaCry and   NotPetya is literally created for smart homes. After all, with   The increase in sales of all these home gadgets is growing and   number of unprotected networks for a smart home. If in   AlienVault registered a packet of viruses with   the purpose of extorting money, then   at   next year   will be in   times more, Malik believes. The creators of viruses will be much easier, because you can actually infect anything, and   not   only a computer. Due to what viruses can spread to   network much faster.

TO   the   same as   A modern security gadget for a smart home   back rows. While the market does not   became mass, the producers lure the client with simplicity. Say, included and   use.

Source: hightech.fm

Read in Russian: Вирусы-вымогатели для устройств умного дома станут большой проблемой в 2018 году

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