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Of 10 IoT-connected home security systems tested, 100% are full of security FAIL

If you jump into the Internet of Things and purchase a home security system to provide security, you may actually be less secure and more vulnerable than before you bought a security system. HP Fortify researchers tested 10 of the newest home security systems and discovered IoT-connected home security systems are full of security fail.Connected home security systems are connected via the cloud to a mobile device or the web for remote monitoring, and come with a variety of features such as motion detectors, door and window sensors and video cameras with recording capabilities. Although “the intent of these systems is to provide security and remote monitoring to a home owner,” HP researchers said (pdf), “given the vulnerabilities we discovered, the owner of the home security system may not be the only one monitoring the home.”

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