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How IoT Devices Are Being Used in DDoS Attacks

Most of us use our Google Homes, smartwatches, security cameras, and other handy gadgets on a daily basis. The Internet has undoubtedly made our lives ten times easier than before. However, the thing that makes these devices so convenient and easy to use is the same thing that makes them most vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks.

IP Camera Security

Surveillance camera market has been evolved drastically in recent years, and IP cameras are outplacing traditional CCTV (Closed Circuit TeleVision) cameras in both business and home markets. With easy wireless installation combined with mobile apps deliver cost-effective and remote surveillance solution to small business and homeowners. Traditional CCTV Cameras stored videos in local network through DVR/VMS/NVRs while the newer IP cameras generally store vidoes in the cloud making even easier to maintain.

How to Secure Your Smart Home and IoT?

A smart home is very similar to an everyday ordinary house. The main distinction between a smart home and a normal home is that ordinary mundane appliances, gadgets, and devices within the house (such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc) are replaced with a smart device version of it. These smart devices are capable of connecting to the internet and are used to help with everyday tasks. For example, a refrigerator which monitors if the food within it has reached its expiration date or a washing machine that remembers your washing settings and cycle. This grouping of smart items is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Why Smart Homes Need a VPN?

A smart home is a home connected through a network commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). This allows people to easily manage their appliances, thermostats, lightings and other smart IoT devices remotely using smart devices. The IoT functions by having devices similar to those in a normal everyday house except they carry some functionality to allow them to connect to a network for remote management. Some of the popular IoT devices include appliances, home security devices such as surveillance cameras, thermostats, smoke detectors to name a few, and more and more "things" will be available for smart home management.

What is Z-Wave?

With home & industrial automation slowly getting prominence across the globe, the efficiency of supporting infrastructure to perform as desired plays a significant role. Just like Zigbee, Z-Wave is one such protocol which supports communication between smart devices. Z-Wave relies on Radio Frequency (RF) for performing signaling and controlling operations.

How does ZigBee Work?

With a plethora of high data rate communication standards not suitable for communicating with sensors and actuators, a system designer primarily looks for a standard to work effectively with low-power requirements and low-latency. Though it was initially built as an alternative to Bluetooth because of its inefficacy to work in certain applications, ZigBee is best suited for IoT devices including industrial automation, embedded systems, home automation, etc.

What is smart homes?

Due to the advancement in network technology, a trend in “Smart Homes” has developed allowing users to control each device remotely in their home. In this article, we will define what a Smart Home is, what technologies are used, and how this can be advantageous to homeowners.

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