The growing fashion of owning smart homes may pose serious security threats and breaches.
According to Managing consultant of Trustwave Daniel Crowley, Smart homes that allow denizens to control alarms, locks and much more over the internet are unlocking doors for burglars having hacking knacks.
Computer security specialists are suspecting that internet and smart homes are going to increase home burglaries. They say the trend of smart home is increasing but its side-effect is security problem.
Daniel Crowley of Trustwave said ,“Connecting things to a network opens up a whole range of vectors of attack, and when you are talking door locks, garage doors, and alarm controls it gets scary.”
Anyone who can access any home network he can still unlock your door and get in without keys. .
On Thursday, Trustwave will share its findings with peers at a premier Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas and at the infamous Def Con hacker gathering in that city through the weekend.
A susceptibility of specific concern to the scientists was that once hackers hinged local home networks, possibly through inadequately secured wireless routers or using malware tripped onto computers, they could rule the devices without password or other authentication .
With the provision of availability of smartphone applications for controlling smart home devices while gone means that cheats who hack into handsets could hypothetically get hold of the bridles,
According to Trustwave , these criminals can use computer “IP” numbers to figure out real-world addresses, and some smart home applications, themselves, display location information. And such hacking tools could increase home burglaries.