Anti-Malware Research Whitepapers

IoT Hacking Report Confirms Privacy is Dead

Bitdefender researchers examined the security stance of four Internet-connected consumer devices. The team scrutinized the way each device connects to the Internet and to the cloud, as well as the communication between the device and corresponding mobile application.

Results show that current authentication mechanisms of internet-connected devices can still be bypassed to expose households and their inhabitants to discomfort, mass surveillance, privacy exposure and data theft.


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The report is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Bitdefender researchers Dragos Gavrilut, Radu Basaraba and George Cabau.

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Alexandra GHEORGHE

Alexandra started writing about IT at the dawn of the decade - when an iPad was an eye-injury patch, we were minus Google+ and we all had Jobs. She has since wielded her background in PR and marketing communications to translate binary code to colorful stories that have been known to wear out readers' mouse scrolls. Alexandra is also a social media enthusiast who 'likes' only what she likes and LOLs only when she laughs out loud.