Smart home security issues into a fatal shortcoming needs to uniform standards

Well-known security team KEEN hacking contest sponsored by the World GeekPwn ended on May 12, well-known white hat hackers from around the world to develop their supernatural powers, mainstream routers, intelligent remote control, anti-hacker safe intelligent hardware and software problems one by one show. Clearly, intelligent home security has become a low coefficient of flawed, intelligent home security issues should arouse the attention of manufacturers, otherwise trillion cake will become castles in the air.

Intelligent home security and more

May 12, the World hacking contest GeekPwn5 Macau ended, but the smart home security concerns have not ended. In the contest, more than a dozen mainstream routers, anti-hacker safe, smart cameras, smart software and hardware products are easily broken, which made the user stunned.

KEEN founder, GeekPwn contest sponsored founder Wang Qi said that all the smart home devices are now essentially vulnerable, in the past from cars, mobile phones, video cameras, now includes door locks, light bulbs, as long as smart devices, almost all in our site was compromised.

In a compromised smart devices, as the highest degree of concern router smart home total entrance. The router vendors include TP-link, millet, and the glory, Asus, are mainstream brands. According to a live demonstration, an attacker would only need to connect their computers to the router in the same WIFI, you can use it to attack the program to obtain the highest authority to modify its DNS. In this case, users log in to any site can be jump to the attacker’s phishing sites, enter the account password in the above is likely to be stolen.

Not only that, Android phone after connecting a vulnerable router when using a regular download application software market, the regular software will be replaced with implanted Trojan malicious programs, so an attacker can send and receive text messages to view victims, control phone phone functions.

Why is there such a situation? The reason is that the smart home vendors main consideration practicality, safety research is clearly insufficient. Just connect to the network have been compromised dangerous equipment, even without the hardware, only software you can easily break. More worrying is that smart home stores valid information of many users, if stolen, the consequences would be disastrous. Therefore, smart home vendors need to attach great importance to security issues of smart devices, trying to create a new ecological safety of intelligent life.

Smart home market trillion difficult outbreak

China smart home market is a big cake. According to Cisco’s report forecast data show that in 2020 China’s smart home market will reach $ 1.7 trillion, the global market size will reach $ 14.4 trillion over the same period. Huge market potential has attracted capital from various quarters have entered this area, including the traditional home appliances business, Internet giants like. However, in addition to the field of intelligent home security problems mentioned above, there are still many weak links.

First, the high cost of smart home. Whether it is the price of equipment, installation cost price, or service, in terms of value for money does not have a strong competitive edge, or even installation fees, late fees higher equipment prices. In particular, some smart home products price hundreds of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, the blind pursuit of product features gorgeous, but they ignore the ordinary user in the home life, the most basic and simple needs.

Secondly, poor user experience. Since the smart home industry is just emerging, each platform operating system is not fully mature, product features unattractive. Moreover, many of the current smart home products through APP software in your phone to control the device via the network switch function, from the intelligent manual control, into a cell phone control, such “smart” Clearly it is difficult to attract users.

Finally, the lack of uniform industry standards. Between different manufacturers technical standards are not uniform between the brand and the brand, closed system between the product and systems data are not interoperable. The APP between different products is different, the software switch settings, etc. and very inconvenient to use. For example, a family want to achieve all the intelligent home, only buy a product platform.

Unity is the key to the development of industry standards

Smart home project as a new blue ocean facing difficulties and challenges are inevitable. Therefore, to make real ground to achieve commercial realization, but also industry and manufacturers work together to unlock the shackles hinder market.

On the one hand, respect the need to actively develop uniform industry standards, promote the establishment of smart home security system. Because smart appliance standards are not unified, business-related conflicts, do not take security issues to consumers, manufacturers and healthy development of the industry have caused great harm. Only process from product design, production process management, price customized to the underlying communication protocol, network information security certification, and then to user privacy security, maintenance and other aspects of user rights, the establishment of an overall smart home industry standard, systematic, from the source to the price of the product down, put up safety performance, further improve the user experience in order to promote smart home industry to gradually fall.

On the other hand, manufacturers need to consciously strengthen security, efforts to improve products to improve the user experience. Smart home security equipment is mainly reflected in two aspects, first is reflected in the safety of the device itself, such as electric shock setting, automatic temperature alarm settings; secondly reflected in the anti-hacking smart home devices, such as hackers Once invade your system, you can monitor your every move. Therefore, enterprises in product development should focus on strengthening security, the introduction of advanced technology, protective equipment and technology to enhance the user experience.

In short, the smart home industry in order to develop, it is necessary to break the threshold of intelligent technology-related, but also to avoid some of the pitfalls seemingly innocuous safety, improve product design, and truly meet consumer demand.