More homeowners than ever are making the switch to smartphone apps to control countless things around their home – from the lights, to your garage door, to your security camera. However, smart home hacking is a legitimate concern that you may not have thought about. If you use a smart home app for anything in your house, there is a chance that a hacker can get in. This applies to any form of technology – it’s just as simple for hackers to gain access to your computer and cars as well.
Smart Home Hacking is Easier than You Might Think
A study by the cybersecurity company Synack revealed a security lapse in many smart home technologies. In fact, they were able to break into a number of devices in just minutes. All it takes is breaking into your home to tamper with your router, hacking into a stolen phone, planting malware directly into your appliance before it is purchased, or taking advantage of a public network. (more…)