Researchers from Context Information Security have discovered a flaw in Virgin Media wireless home routers, allowing them to gain unauthorised administrative-level access to the devices.
Security has become a growing concern in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Without robust protection, self-driving car networks easily could fall under nefarious control, and sensitive healthcare and industrial data could be intercepted and sold to the highest bidder.
According to Gartner, a total of 8.4 billion people and devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) this year. Despite the increasing popularity of IoT solutions in companies, 63% of applications are actually linked to the consumer sector.