During an independent investigation conducted byrecently, experts from Avast analyzed 16 million Russian smart homes. They announced the results at the MWC conference held in Barcelona, making a report on cyber security issues. As the data obtained by them show, 44 percent of “smart” houses and 97 percent of routers in Russia have vulnerabilities that are attractive to cybercriminals.
Experts have tested more than a million.Russian home networks and revealed several vulnerabilities that are relevant, in their opinion, in a number of other countries. As noted in the report, in our country about 20% of homes have more than five permanently connected devices.
And in almost every second domesticA smart house has at least one problematic gadget that can jeopardize the security of the entire network. The report also says that there are vulnerabilities in 97 percent of routers.
By connecting, for example, a children's video monitor to the network.or buying a TV with the Smart TV option, many users do not understand how to protect all these technologies. Meanwhile, to gain full access to the entire home network, the attacker will only have to find one problem (from a security point of view) gadget.
Then he easily gets access to allthe rest of the technological devices, as well as confidential data stored and transmitted with their help. The hacker will be able to listen to voice messages and watch video clips in real time.
Protect your family and home from fraudstersYou can, following the simple recommendations of experts. To increase the security of your digital home, you need to use only two-factor authentication and the most complex passwords.
It is advisable to update the software in a timely manner. If any of the devices present in the system begins to fail, it is important to promptly call the wizards to solve the problem.
According to many experts, the main problem inthis section - elementary passwords. Most users do not bother with the keys, so that the passwords are very simple. In addition, about a third of Russian digital home owners do not install current security fixes at one time.