Smart home IoT devices are becoming popular, and more hackers are using them for their devious agenda. GeoEdge, a global cybersecurity firm, has detected a malvertising spurt since June 2021. Most of these attacks are coming from cyber criminals located in Slovenia and Ukraine. In this article at Security Brief, Shannon Williams shares how the hackers are using malvertising to infiltrate your smart home IoT devices and systems and disrupt your security.
Malvertising and Smart Home IoT Devices
You must stay prepared for the risks you will undertake after installing smart home IoT devices. Malvertising is inserting malware through an online ad into your connected network. Sometimes, the malware is already present in their smart home IoT devices despite the users not clicking on such ads.
How to Prepare
Research revealed that hackers could control smart home IoT devices and did not need user consent to download apps. These criminals could easily enter your secure network and steal your personal data by malvertising, such as financial information. They can even operate your smart systems like locks and surveillance cameras. Ensure that you have a real-time security ecosystem to detect such advertisements and stop them from reaching the page or inbox you are accessing.
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