September 10, 2019

Why does your microwave access the microphone?

The Internet of Things is challenging digital security! Soon you will have to whisper in the presence of a multicooker - what if he hears something superfluous and passes it to whom should he not?

The more people there are on the Internet, the more cybercriminals will be

Cybercriminals are not always those whom society imagines. There is no question of the guys from The Matrix, who cover their heads with hoods, do important things at night and have invariable bags under their eyes. In fact, this is an ordinary business, most of the people in which are enthusiasts. They engage in petty fraud, for example, trying to seize credit card information in any way. This is a typical punks, the number of which decreases every year. The case is moving towards more serious individuals who are supported by standard organized crime.

People who previously could just wring wallets in the entrances moved to a new level - into the virtual world. Now it is extremely difficult to rob a person physically - everywhere there are cameras, citizens with an active stance and other obstacles. But on the Internet, when the victim can be on the other side of the globe - easily.

In the virtual world, it is impossible to pinpoint exactly who did this or that dirty trick. If a person is not caught at the moment when he clicks with the mouse, thereby making an attack - there is no evidence of guilt.

All criminal frauds on the Internet are aimed at making large-scale profits.

With the development of technology, there are more and more organized cybercriminals. This is a normal process, because now few people carry cash in their pockets, most purchases are made online, and social networks with all these personal correspondence are just a storehouse of useful information for scammers.

There will be more attacks and they will have an increasingly catastrophic effect on society. Indeed, in any security system, the weakest point is always a person.

People thoughtlessly visit various sites, providing them with their data. Every action on the Internet can serve as a reason for infection. For example, you are looking for tickets to a concert of your favorite band and here you receive a letter in the mail with an offer to follow the link and get a 30% discount on the purchase of tickets. Is it tempting? Yes, but your computer can be infected!

Manufacturers of smart irons and multicookers do not think about their safety!

IoT technology is increasingly being used around the world. Smart watches, refrigerators, cars, washing machines and other devices are designed to simplify a person’s life. And such devices can bring a lot of problems. What yesterday said that you need to buy water and eggs can tell your most intimate to third parties. Even one infected device on your home network can create you a lot of unpleasant hours.

All of these IoT devices will change society’s approach to security in the near future.

Your smart iron, when it was just developed at the factory, was created as a convenient device. To make it safe - there was no speech. In all devices where Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is present, the same chipset is used as on the computer. But only when vulnerabilities are found in PC programs, they are quickly eliminated by the release of new firmware. And where can I get firmware for the iron and how to install it?

So, you should not exclude the possibility that there will be people who make the army of smart irons knock down some important server. This has already happened this spring, when hackers tried to attack the root servers of the Internet through surveillance cameras. The next attacks do not have to wait long, be sure.

The number of smart devices is growing every day, now almost everything requires an Internet connection. Smart devices make people stop thinking. It seems that since the device is smart, why should it disclose personal information?

Already there are first victims - one American company acquired a coffee machine, which infected all devices connected to a working Wi-Fi, and took possession of confidential data.

Do you know the rules of digital hygiene?

  1. Do not trust anyone! If you want to communicate something personal on social networks - think about whether you need to do this? You tell your friend the number of your Bitcoin wallet, and at this time your infected refrigerator picks up a key to it.
  2. Use antiviruses!
  3. Install all updates recommended by the manufacturer!
  4. Every few months, change passwords from the router and router!

These are the main methods, which, unfortunately, do not give a 100% guarantee that you will not be successfully attacked.

A 100% guarantee of the security of smart devices from intruders will be provided by the platform we are developing - Uline.pro.

Our project will allow users not to worry about anything when using IoT devices - everything related to the vulnerability problem will be taken over by Uline.pro. You do not have to bother with the question: why does your microwave access the microphone? Everything will be simple and clear on an intuitive level!

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