Online Internet of Things - IoT Security Scanner Tools

Online Internet of Things - IoT Security Scanner Tools

IoT devices are increasingly tempting attackers. Internet-enabled IoT devices of various kinds are readily hijacked by cyber attackers using automated software.

Configuration errors, use of simple/default passwords, and outdated firmware in internet-open IoT devices used by individuals or SMEs are the most prominent reasons for devices to be hijacked by attackers.

Why Are IoT Devices Hacked?

According to our research and what we have seen in the honeypot systems we have built, most seized devices are running software that mines coins. In addition, many IoT devices get involved in networks called botnets without their owners even knowing. IoT malware infected with IoT devices included in the botnet network executes commands from a remote server managed by the cyber attacker, called command control. These commands contain codes to use the device as a proxy in DDoS attacks. Some malware fixes the vulnerability 'for you' after it enters the system. In this way, no other malware can infect the system, and only one malware can use all the resources. In rare cases, cyber attackers collect private data that can be accessed via IoT devices (especially on video systems).

What are the risks of using an iot device?

Malware and methods used by attackers pose some risks for individuals and SMEs using IoT devices. Here is a list of the risks of using a vulnerable IoT device, from largest to smallest:

  • As the S4E team, in our opinion, the first of the biggest problems is privacy. Especially if you are using an IoT device related to video and audio systems, a small mistake may cause your data to be captured.
  • Another vital issue is legal issues. We actually thought a lot about whether to put it first or second, but privacy took over. If the security of the IoT device has been compromised, a cyber attacker can do all its operations on the internet through your machine. This means that your IP address is involved in cybercrime. Although the pest on your IoT device can be detected after forensic studies, you may experience annoying processes.
  • Cyber attackers can also access the internal network if unsecured IoT devices are compromised. You'd be surprised how easy it is to access your home computers after a kid's camera is compromised.
  • Finally, IoT devices are inherently designed to consume fewer resources. If these few resources are spent for a cyber attacker to earn cryptocurrency, you may have problems with the operation of your device.
  • You may experience corruption or complete loss of data on your device or the data it uses.
  • Especially the data you use on Industrial IoT devices can be captured by hackers and used for cyber espionage.

How do I Secure IoT Devices?

Ensuring IoT security by the end-user is indeed a mess. Therefore, both the manufacturers, the regulatory units of the countries, and the end-users need to be careful.

Manufacturers must ensure that their devices are secure and configured following the best practices (to ensure security during upgrades and initial setup).

Various countries (e.g., UK) are working on security tags to guide end-users when purchasing IoT devices. Thus, when purchasing a device, end-users will be able to make sure that they can change their passwords, as they can be updated remotely and quickly.

As the end-user, you should check for necessary updates and ensure no simple passwords are used. In addition, most importantly, you should use port scanning for your internet-open IoT devices, and you should not access your devices over the internet unless necessary.

You can also use this scan if you want to scan an asset for all IoT vulnerabilities.

This scan checks an asset for the following vulnerabilities.

Do not forget that not getting a vulnerable result here does not mean that your asset is safe! Because only certain vulnerabilities are scanned.

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Internet of Things - IoT Security Scanner Tools Contains These Checks