What makes cybersecurity of IoT weak?

by | Apr 19, 2019 | IoT Applications & Examples

Back in 1991, when Linus Torvalds curated the first free of charge operating system just because he had a little bit of spare time. Back in those days, nobody could predict that the free open sources operating system can change the world.

By the looks of it, Linux isn’t just like the backbone of the Internet as well as the acclaimed and revolutionary Android operating system. Instead, the free OS is making its way to the domestic appliances, automobile and everything else around the world that needs a minimal OS to run the cutting-edge dedicated software. So, it is safe to say that the Internet of Things is much like The Internet of Things Powered by Linux.

Nevertheless, something of the utter tragedy took place when automobile manufacturer Chrysler announced that is recalling around 1.4 million vehicles in 2016. By the looks of it, a couple of hackers showcased a remote hijack of the digital system of Jeep. The demonstration showed the risk that was involved while hacking the IoT devices.

The defend solutions have changed dramatically, and so has the products. The ever-growing popularity of the Windows enterprise IT has hit rock bottom. As of now, most of the DevOps along with the advanced users are preferring Linux to develop and curate software and IT products. If people divert their attention and start thinking like attackers, then they will understand that the level of vulnerability of Internet of Things devices is staggering. There are ample of loopholes in the Internet of Things devices which makes them easily penetrable.

Some of the notable instances that proved that IoT is prone to cyberattacks are the 2016 attack through the Mirai Botnet, and another instance showed that the networks get comprised by simple sending fax.

**This post was published on https://securityboulevard.com

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