Our worlds are increasingly interconnected and dependent on computing. Things that don’t appear to be computers are, in fact, “smart” devices. These include routers, mobile phones, firewalls, smart TVs, streaming boxes, VoIP boxes, cameras and camera doorbells, network attached storage, some brands of kitchen and laundry appliances, and many other connected devices we use daily for work or for convenience.
“All of these devices are risky, and they often have terrible security,” says Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist at Sophos. “We are in the preliminary stages of seeing how they can be used in attacks. But they are not being exploited by everyday criminals – yet.”