It's this EASY to hack your smart home | Which? Investigates

It's this EASY to hack your smart home | Which? Investigates

The average British home has 10 smart devices: but are yours vulnerable to hack attacks? We set up a “home” filled with smart devices and asked our friends at NCC Group to conduct a hack in real time.

Security vulnerabilities put you at risk to burglary, identity theft and data loss so it’s crucial to ensure your devices are secure.

00:00 Intro
00:40 Meet the hacker
01:08 Hacking a smart doorbell
02:00 Hacking a camera
02:54 Hacking a printer
03:47 Hacking a smart lock
05:07 How to protect your home from hackers

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  1. InvisiMan on August 11, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Set a firewall on your router. Many of these external attacks can be mitigate before they can even reach your devices.

  2. Nicole K on August 11, 2022 at 1:46 am

    You’ve missed one absolutely key action. Ask yourself if the risk is worth the convenience. It may be nice to be able to talk to your home, but do you really need to? People for hundreds of years have managed without that. It’s significant that those who know most about communications technology are the ones least likely to have such devices in their homes.

  3. Bertie Windsor on August 11, 2022 at 1:56 am

    433MHz licence free says it all. If you must have an alarm use a wired one with Central Station facilities.

  4. ibhazobe Monday on August 11, 2022 at 2:01 am

    I gotta no idea on what to do down to testify for making my life a better life, since I I’ve been receiving
    € 150’000

  5. Mac McCaskill on August 11, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Re the discarded smart doorbell, surely changing the home wifi credentials would be a lot simpler?

  6. Which? on August 11, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Do you have any of these gadgets in your home?

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