I have written about the internet of things (IoT) in other threads before and how the security and privacy concerns worries me.
A february report from Bitdefender goes a long way in confirming that this is a huge issue.
How about a smart bulb with a vulnerability that allows hackers to intercept credentials to your Wi-Fi network?
The list of issues are long, including switches, audio receivers a.o. and range from vulnerabilities in the protocol used, insufficient authorization and authentication and even total lack of transport encryption or hotspot encryption.
I’m not sure about you, but I will avoid smart devices (IoT) at least until there either are no other alternatives or the security/privacy is brought up to standard whichever comes first. I am not about to open my house or network to hackers if I can at all avoid it.