IoT – the popular attack vector

Author: Martin Voelk
January 23, 2017

Evolving technologies such a IoT (Internet of Things) enable IP based Internetworking with devices previously not part of the network. Fitness machines, Home Protection Systems, Automation systems, Industrial processing systems, medical equipment, Burglary systems, temperature controls etc.

The downside to IoT is that it opens up a whole new attack vector. Not only can poorly protection IoT machines be compromised, they also can serve as a jump host to further penetrate the customer network.

Shodan is the tool of choice these days. A lot of the underground community is actively exchanging scripts with the best IoT dorks. Only because there is a treadmill on the web doesn’t mean that you can leave the default username and password!


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