With the Smartphone, a refrigerator which can be filled via onlineshopping itself: the Smarthome promises a comfortable future. But those who link their home, according to a report from the Focus, is a huge security risk.
“For most devices, hackers are using much simpler methods than the WannaCry virus,” explains Christian Rossow, a professor at the Center for IT Security at the University of Saarland, against the news magazine Focus. “With little effort, they get full access because the software in the devices is almost never programmed according to security aspects.” The latest example is the failure of 900,000 routers at Deutsche Telekom in November 2016.
The Bonn-based communications group has to ward off several million cyber attacks a day on its systems. “We are a highly attractive target,” said Thomas Tschersich, Vice President Internal Security & Cyber Defense.
“On the one hand, we operate a critical infrastructure with our network. On the other hand, the millions of our customers’ records are in demand for criminals. “This year, Telekom is therefore planning to expand its cyber-defense center and increase staff numbers. However, this is not easy. “Experts for cybersecurity are still scarce,” says Tschersich.
And how do you see that? Is the smart home in risk? Are you trying to find one or have you already started the conversion? Just write us your experiences in the comments.