The IoT attacks are getting worse day by day. There is a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: “the ‘’S’ in IoT stands for security.” Almost every researcher finds the security flaws with a connected device. And this is laterally increasing. We can think it in the security cameras, toys and even in the smart locks. IoT has a bad security record. As it broke the Internet when 100,000, IoT devices ensnared in Mirai botnet. It also took down the Netflix, Twitter, Amazon and The New York Times.
Similarly, The user’s homes, the business consists of more and more connected devices. It also used for making the people life easier and better. IoT industry is expected to grow to 20.4 billion devices by 2020. Similarly, business is also expected to spend $134 billion annually by 2022 just on the cybersecurity for IoT devices according to the Juniper Research.
Since more connected devices are increasing, it also has more vulnerabilities. But, security of these devices is not getting any better soon. Various researchers have warned about the situation, but the problem is getting worse day by day. Main possible reason for getting worse is no ones listening to this grave problem.
A Kaspersky Lab researcher told
According to Denis Makrushin, a Kaspersky Lab researcher said they demonstrated the problems last year. This year, it’s the same problems but with huge numbers. It shows the increase in this type of vulnerabilities. It is providing the more significant threat to the more than 8.4 billion IoT devices already available today. Notably, more security vulnerabilities have popped out in the old methods. Researchers have exposed weaknesses affecting robots in malls, decades-old gas pumps and also in smart cameras for homes.
This vulnerability does not merely end with robots and gas stations. Other panels also show the weaknesses in the control system, industrial control system, and hospital tech. Not Secure webcams are not exactly a new thing for having the problems. There are millions and millions of such insecure webcams which are connected and easily discoverable with Shodan. That number will continue to grow.
Finding the solution is very much harder.
Finding the solution is very much harder. People Raising awareness to the consumer about the current issues. And Shodan, a search engine for IoT (Internet of Things) recently launched a new section that lets the users easily browse a vulnerable webcam.
Likewise, it provides images of plantations, the back room of banks, kitchens, living rooms, garages, front gardens, back gardens, ski slopes, swimming pools, colleges, schools and many more. Cameras were mainly vulnerable as it uses the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554) to share video. But, it does not have any password authentication. Image feed is available for the paid Shodan members. The users can look it at images.shodan.io. Its new image feed highlights the pathetic state of IoT security.