Thursday, December 12, 2013

Shodan search engine said to pose a threat to infrastructure, home security

CNN Money has a detailed story about “Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet”, by David Goldman, here.  
   
The site, link here, has a broadcast headline, “Expose online devices: webcams, routers, power plants, iPhones, wind turbines refrigerators, vioP pones”.  That could be a home router, perhaps, or maybe smart thermostat or security system controls.  It could be any critical infrastructure component carelessly left connected to the Internet.
     
CNN Money also has an illustrated story, “The Hackable House. “ Maybe we should go easy on putting everything in the home under smart controls.  How safe will Xfinity or ADT smart home security really be from hackers?  

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