Security experts are warning of another major smart home security threat after revealing that as many as 32,000 businesses and homes have failed to protect systems exposed via the internet.
The issue resides in the lightweight Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol, favored in IoT networks to transfer data between machines.
When implementing it at home, users are required to set-up a server, usually on a PC or mini-computer like a Raspberry Pi, that the devices can communicate with.
By Phil Muncaster
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