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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Keeping hackers from Smart Home

On Wednesday, the privacy-focused non-profit Guardian Project announced a new technique it’s developed to apply Tor’s layers of encryption and network stealth to protecting so-called “Internet of things” or “smart home” devices. That growing class of gadgets, ranging from refrigerators to lightbulbs to security cameras, are connected to the Internet to make possible new forms of remote management and automation. They also, as the security research community has repeatedly demonstrated, enable a new breed of over-the-Internet attacks, such as the rash of hackers harassing infants via baby monitors or the potential for hackers to steal your Gmail password from your fridge.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/2016/07/now-can-hide-smart-home-darknet/

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