Welcome to the IoT Hall-of-Shame
With the rise of internet enabled devices in the Internet of Things or IoT the need for software security is becoming even more important. Unfortunately many device makers seem to put security on the back burner or not even understand the basics of cybersecurity. Bruce Schneier has pointed out the risks facing us in an Insecure Internet of Things. Some call it the Internet of Evil Things.
I am maintaining here a list of known hacks for “things”. The list grows and is updated daily at the moment. It’s kind of in reverse-chronological order, based on the date that the hack was published. I’m also including some major published issues that weren’t breached but could be. Some of them are really IIoT or Industrial Internet of Things which is sometimes called SCADA or Industrial Control System (ICS). There is a new Cyber UL that might be very interesting in this area.
Please assist – if you’re aware of additional “thing”-hacks please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page or on Twitter.
For more security info check out the security resources page and a few of these books can help.
Embedded Systems Security: Practical Methods for Safe and Secure Software and Systems Development,