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Smart home devices can be a gateway for larger network attacks


Smart home cybersecurity isn't about protecting your smart loudspeaker or fridge from being hijacked. It's about what happens when hackers get access to your network. — dpa

Smart home cybersecurity isn't about protecting your smart loudspeaker or fridge from being hijacked. It's about what happens when hackers get access to your network. — dpa

Many owners of networked home appliances underestimate the risk that their smart home devices will be used by hackers to gain access to their network.

"They ask themselves: What does a hacker want with my networked fridge or my smart doorbell?" says Mikko Hypponen, a security specialist with Finish cybersecurity company F-Secure.

   

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