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Old 04-28-2016, 07:42 PM
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The network of items, each embedded with technology, which are connected to the Internet.
A report (pdf) by Consumer International highlights the challenges that need to be addressed, with context to present or future systems. Interesting read:

http://www.consumersinternational.or...protection.pdf
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:06 AM
 
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Yes the LESS things one has in thier house that is connected THE BETTER elnina! (Makes it harder for them)

The more stuff used,THE EASIER IT IS FOR THEM TO SPY!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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The network of items, each embedded with technology, which are connected to the Internet.
A report (pdf) by Consumer International highlights the challenges that need to be addressed, with context to present or future systems. Interesting read:

http://www.consumersinternational.or...protection.pdf
It's amazing how security is often an afterthought.

I read an article several months ago about a system that would let you unlock a hotel room door with your cell phone. It took almost no effort for professional hackers to hack the system.

Not to mention the people who never change the default passwords or use strong ones. 12345678 or passw0rd are just asking to be cracked.
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yes the LESS things one has in thier house that is connected THE BETTER elnina! (Makes it harder for them)

The more stuff used,THE EASIER IT IS FOR THEM TO SPY!!
Yea, Phillips knows when I turn my connected lights on. OMG!!!!!

Who is them, Dude111??? Don't say The Elite....please...
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Yea, Phillips knows when I turn my connected lights on. OMG!!!!!

Who is them, Dude111??? Don't say The Elite....please...
The issue isn't the company who provides any defined services, usually. The issue is anyone who hacks into that company and thus has access to their internal systems and interfaces, or anyone who hacks your local interface directly.

Smart devices usually have firmware, which is essentially software. All complex software can be susceptible to security issues, and those issues have to be patched. If your firmware has an unpatched known exploit, or your router has an unpatched known exploit, your devices are not immune from unauthorized outside interference.

Devices which have no network interface are immune by definition.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I would say best practice for connected items such as door controls, security systems, or routers is to use a password generator to come up with a complex enough password that won't be easily hacked. As well as making sure you are using the latest standard in encryption for your routers.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I would say best practice for connected items such as door controls, security systems, or routers is to use a password generator to come up with a complex enough password that won't be easily hacked. As well as making sure you are using the latest standard in encryption for your routers.
True. And don't trust anyone who calls claiming to be from your security company or lock company wanting to test your system. Social Engineering is the #1 threat vector.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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"Devices which have no network interface are immune by definition". Yes, that's the key. The only thing connected to the internet is the computers.

No smart phones here. Nothing but a simple cell phone. No facebook. The PC's runs on XP, we use fastmail for email (no google snooping or tracking), and generally I will run things on the TOR browser. Feel relatively safe.

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