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New cyberattack point: the physical device

By 
ANNA KULIK
March 1, 2021

IoT products give hackers a new cyberattack point: the physical device.

According to Gartner, there will be  75 billion connected IoT devices by 2025. According to NordVPN’s digital privacy expert, even though it’s hard to believe that a baby monitor or a seemingly simple toy can do significant harm, it’s no longer only computers or smartphones that are at risk of cyberattacks.

IoT products give hackers a new cyberattack point: the physical device.

Imagine, what if hackers take control of:

- An elevator at a skyscraper, trapping all passengers?

- Self driving cars – here’s a very scary experiment of hacking a car in motion?

- The controller of an aircraft turbine, forcing it to malfunction?

- A robotic arm at a factory, instructing it to hit everything around it (!) ?

- The locks of all the doors in a smart home, making it vulnerable to intruders?

- Medical equipment at a hospital, harming the people connected to them?

(How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers, By Daniel Elizalde)


Let's face the fact - IoT Security Breach can put human lives at risk. Attacks are very real. Hackers are always looking for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities.

Security needs to become a standard part of building and managing your .

Contact one of TQB cyber experts your business security  to protect .


For inspiration:

1) 5 INFAMOUS IOT HACKS AND VULNERABILITIES -https://www.iotsworldcongress.com/5-infamous-iot-hacks-and-vulnerabilities/

2)There are no winter breaks on the darknet: Our top 10 IoT cyber stories of Q1 2020 -https://firedome.io/blog/top-10-iot-cyber-stories-of-q1-2020/

3) TheWorst And Weirdest #IoT #Hacks Of All Times! -https://www.finance-monthly.com/2019/09/the-worst-and-weirdest-iot-hacks-of-all-times/

4) How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers, By Daniel Elizalde -https://danielelizalde.com/iot-security-hacks-worst-case-scenario/

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