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IBM Hackers Highlight Cyber Security Vulnerabilities in Smart Buildings

Ethical hackers from IBM's X-Force tested a smart buildings automation system and encountered numerous serious security issues. The researchers identified several security holes that provide hackers with a backdoor into corporate networks through the office’s climate control systems. This recent discovery highlights the dangers of unsecure connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) and how they can lead to a data breach if not properly secured. "We did it old-school, just probing the firewall, finding a couple of flaws in the firmware", said Chris Poulin, research strategist for IBM's X-Force. "Once we had access to that, we had access to the management system of one building". An increasing number of devices are being connecting to the Internet, not least those that control your building’s heating, lighting and air conditioning. According to Gartner, devices in smart homes and smart commercial buildings represented 45% of total active connected things in 2015. IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team […]

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