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Panorama - Hacked Smart Home

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b50191

 

Worth a watch if you haven't already, most will be common knowledge to trade members here.

 

Example of hacking a smart home with interesting use of exploiting Alexa via a smart TV.

Highlighting the issue with keyless entry for cars.

Baby monitors and CCTV streaming sites and Secure by Design code of practice.

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Interesting, unlikely in the real world but interesting non the less.

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8 hours ago, norman said:

Interesting, unlikely in the real world but interesting non the less.

 

All done with consumer tech tho. Nothing featured was specialist hardware wise.

They have obviously given them enough information to make it viable in the time frame, for the first example. SSID and key length information greatly reduces the time required to crack.

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44 minutes ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

 

All done with consumer tech tho. Nothing featured was specialist hardware wise.

They have obviously given them enough information to make it viable in the time frame, for the first example. SSID and key length information greatly reduces the time required to crack.

Since my kids tried to buy a Lenard Nimmoy album via alexa I have had it set to no purchase. Most of what they showed was down to weak passwords on wifi, I was hoping to see something a bit clever, rather than an old boys ebay cameras being streamed. What I didnt get was why do you need your baby monitor to be internet connected? The whole point is so you can keep an eye and pop in if the kid needs you, you cant do that when your miles away, I guess you can keep an eye on the babysitter while you're down the pub, not sure I would use a babysitter I couldnt trust personally.

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1 minute ago, PeterJames said:

Most of what they showed was down to weak passwords on wifi,

 

Is your WiFi password still P0xluvsc0vks! ?

 

 

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Just now, MrHappy said:

 

Is your WiFi password still P0xluvsc0vks! ?

 

 

LOL! I might use that one 

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2 hours ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

 

All done with consumer tech tho. Nothing featured was specialist hardware wise.

They have obviously given them enough information to make it viable in the time frame, for the first example. SSID and key length information greatly reduces the time required to crack.

Yeah, but what's the likelyhood in real life? 1 in 100000 ? probably higher?

 

I've only recently started locking my home doors, my mother still leaves hers unlocked most of the day.

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2 hours ago, norman said:

Yeah, but what's the likelyhood in real life? 1 in 100000 ? probably higher?

 

I've only recently started locking my home doors, my mother still leaves hers unlocked most of the day.

Round here you have to lock the locks.....

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I do agree chances are slim but the weakness could be there if you are considered a target.

Yes weak passwords and secure by design products where the take aways for consumers, but many don't know what a secure password looks like.

Even then there's other ways to get on the network than via WiFi.  Many of these consumer tech products have telnet open or passwords you can't change when you are in.

There are plenty of "professional" CCTV systems available to be streamed online, they just seemed to find two old people they could show as a vulnerable example with DIY stuff.

At the moment it's so easy to take cars off your drive there is no need to attempt hacking your network.

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19 hours ago, norman said:

Yeah, but what's the likelyhood in real life? 1 in 100000 ? probably higher?

 

I've only recently started locking my home doors, my mother still leaves hers unlocked most of the day.

As above and I do on a few occasions wedge the patio door open on hot days for the dog to wander in and out while im at work,he is a killer jack russell mind..

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