However, recent security research has shown many of these smart devices are prone to security vulnerabilities that might compromise users’ privacy, and even the entire network security of their household. Most have been deemed bot only privacy hazards, but they’ve also been tagged as inherently insecure by design.
How easy is it to hack an IoT device?
Depending on the nature of the smart device, most can usually be breached because of open ports or poorly configured default passwords that can be easily guessed or brute-forced. While sometimes the manufacturer is to blame for these settings, end users share some responsibility as they’re usually not aware of these configurations.