Today, Neil Biggs, Head of Research at Context releases a blog which provides further insight into the security concerns associated with the Internet of Things.
Following on from previous posts where we examined peripheraldevices that are considered to be part of the Internet of Things (IoT),such as printers (Hacking Canon Pixma Printers - Doomed Encryption) and smart light bulbs (Hacking into Internet Connected Light Bulbs).
Neil talks here about a Yale smart burglar alarm systemwhich allows activation and monitoring via a smart phone over theInternet. The concept of an easy fit smart alarm system is very appealing as itprovides the ability to remotely monitor your home security whilst at workor on holiday. However, from a security standpoint, this feature could open upnew attack vectors against a product that owners expect to work when it mattersmost. With this in mind, we decided to see how secure the product was.