Categorisation of security threats for smart home appliances

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Abstract

IoT (Internet of Things) refers to the daily use ofdevices connected to the Internet that can be controlled by a remote device such as mobile phones. This research focuses to identify and categorize the threats and create threat vectors for IoT based home appliances. Some previous research has been conducted by OWASP to identify IoT device threats, but these studies have not clearly mentioned what devices were tested and what their vulnerabilities were. Smart televisions, home theatres, refrigerators, CCTV, thermostats, kettles and light/bulbs wereselected for testing and examined to identify attacking surface and vulnerabilities. More than 15 attack surfaces and 11 vulnerabilities were found across these devices after conductingthe current research. Possible basic security measures have been discussed, which can be implemented by the user and developer to make smart devices safer. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics, ICCCI 2018
Place of PublicationCoimbatore, India
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2238-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2239-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018
Event8th International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics, ICCCI 2018 - Coimbatore, India
Duration: 4 Jan 20186 Jan 2018

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics, ICCCI 2018
CountryIndia
CityCoimbatore
Period4/01/186/01/18

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    Gai, A., Azam, S., Shanmugam, B., Jonkman, M., & De Boer, F. (2018). Categorisation of security threats for smart home appliances. In 2018 International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics, ICCCI 2018 (pp. 1-5). [8441213] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCCI.2018.8441213