Recent cyber attacks using daily devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are alarming
Phone calls for Internet of Things security risks.
However, the problem for equipment manufacturers is that few people are well equipped and able to solve unfamiliar tasks that defeat hackers.
Take AV Tech as an example. in response to this challenge, a once proud giant of CCTV camera manufacturers, his 1990 building on the outskirts of Taipei suggests it has to overcome the gap between the hardware factory ten years ago and the hardware factory today.
Of Forbes's 2008 companies, AV Tech has seen competition from China reduce its profits to a tenth at the time.
Like its peers, AV Tech has moved its products online, connecting cameras and digital video recorders that store videos to the Internet so users can access them remotely.
But these companies are not well educated about cyber security, making these devices open to hackers.
Trent Telford, Covata CEO, said: "The cruel reality is that cybersecurity is not even on the radar of many manufacturers . " (CVT. AX)
An internet security company
"Security will eventually become a more important thing, but it may be too late for this generation of IoT users.
"As many as 30 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020 --
All potential vulnerable groups
When thousands of consumer devices were recently used to so-
Target websites, including PayPal (PYPL. O)
, Spotify and Twitter (TWTR. N).
Cyber security experts say this is just the beginning.
Since then, they have discovered new versions of malware designed to detect and infect devices with poor security.
Daniel Miessler of IOActive, an Internet security consultancy, said botnets could also be used for advertising fraud and extortion.
Cyber security consultancy Flashpoint said part of the botnet used in last month's massive attack was used this week to launch a denial-of-service attack on US and US campaign sites. S.
Although neither site appears to be offline, the presidential candidate.
While researchers did not find any AV technical devices in botnets, they pointed out mistakes that made them vulnerable.
In a blog post confirmed by Gergely Eberhardt of his company Hungarian security company Search --
The lab said he spent a year trying to alert AV technology companies to 14 security holes in their products.
He received no response and released his findings last month.
This is a wake-up call to other botnet distributed denial-of-service attacks.
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"To be honest, in the past, hacking and discovering these things was not a problem for AV Tech," said Dick Lee, a special assistant to the company's president's office . ".
"This experience has greatly increased the level of vigilance within us.
This is a problem that the monitoring equipment industry must face seriously.
It's happening, but slowly.
Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co. , Ltd. (Xiongmai Technology Co. , Ltd . ) thousands of devices were recalled after researchers said the devices could be botnets that vandalize Twitter and other sites, but it also threatened to take legal action against people who slander the company.
Qualcomm chip manufacturers (QCOM. O)
The company says it is working on new technologies, including machine intelligence-based technologies, to make IoT devices more secure.
"We can build something basic in hardware that will allow us to wait and see: Is the device doing something that shouldn't be done?
Is it talking to a place that shouldn't talk to it?
Does it access memory differently?
Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs told Reuters on Monday during an event in Taipei.
"It's very important for the internet of things to make sure you have a way to protect and update your device.
AV Tech says it's talking to the search department.
Laboratories and other safety companies
Collaborate and plan to release updated firmware-
Upgrade software that works inside its devices to make it safer.
It's not just consumer electronics companies that are more mature.
Lani Refiti, head of network security at Cisco Systems (CSCO. O)
He says he has been working with Australian hardware startups
Make their devices safer.
He says a company that makes sensors allows treadmill users to share their workouts and faces three
If you rewrite the software to encrypt the data correctly, it will be delayed by one month.
The cheaper solution is to blur the data and make it harder for any hacker to crack it.
Some industry groups are rising to focus on security.
Refiti set up Australian IoTSec this year to work with entrepreneurs, while the UK-
ARM, Huawei chip manufacturer, is based on Internet of Things SecurityHWT. UL]and Philips (PHG. AS)
Among its members
Founder John Moore says its main goal is to simplify guidance so that engineers can actually read it.
The Foundation will release its first best
Manual of Practice, condensed 300-
400 to 30 pages of industry documentation.
"For these companies, the challenge is not just a technical challenge," Moore said . ".
"You can join the security feature, but do you have the right process and do you do the right thing?
For AV technology, improving security may be a way to differentiate its products from those competing in China.
"This is a great opportunity.
"The need for security for these surveillance products is the most important," Lee said . " The inevitable higher costs, he added, "are not expected to be huge.