IoT Insecurity: When Your Vacuum Turns on You

IoT Insecurity: When Your Vacuum Turns on You

From vacuum cleaners to baby monitors, the IoT landscape continues to be plagued by concerning security issues that lead to privacy threats.

SAN FRANCISCO – Hackable Internet of Things (IoT) devices are on full display this week at the RSA Conference 2020. They include everything from baby monitors to Wi-Fi chips. One such device is a connected vacuum cleaner, the Trifo Ironpie M6. According to researchers with Checkmarx, the vacuum has several high-severity flaws that open the device to remote attacks. Those include a denial of service (DoS) attack that bricks the vacuum, to a hack that allows adversaries to peer into private homes via the vacuum’s embedded camera.

By Lindsey O’Donnell

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