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Flaws in Smart Sockets Expose Networks to Remote Attacks

19
Aug
2016
Flaws in Smart Sockets Expose Networks to Remote Attacks

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A popular brand of smart electrical sockets is plagued by several serious vulnerabilities that expose networks to remote attacks, Bitdefender researchers reported on Thursday. The affected vendor has not been named since it has yet to release patches for the vulnerable product. The fix is expected to become available sometime in the third quarter of 2016.

Smart electrical sockets allow users to create on/off schedules for their devices, monitor energy usage and prevent overheating. In many cases, these products can be controlled remotely using a mobile application.

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