New year’s resolution for IoT vendors: Treat LANs as hostile

In November, researchers from cybersecurity firm Invincea reported a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to infect Belkin WeMo smart plugs with malware. The flaw was located in a configuration protocol that worked over the local area network and didn’t require any authentication.

In 2015, when researchers from vulnerability intelligence firm Rapid7 analyzed nine Internet-connected baby monitors, they found hardcoded credentials in four of them. Those backdoor accounts provided administrative access to the devices over the local network.

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3152723/security/new-years-resolution-for-iot-vendors-treat-lans-as-hostile.html#tk.rss_news

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