Cyber Threat Analysis of Consumer Devices

  • Hemant GuptaEmail author
  • Mayank SinghEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1046)


Security is a crucial aspect of our lives. The concept of smart home infrastructure drives the idea of providing flexibility to the end-user, to control their home devices from the remote location. It contains the upgrade of home-devices from traditional mode to the internet. Manufactures of smart home devices focusing on the usability part and do not develop the smart home devices from scratch they use the solutions already provided by big IT companies. Due to the lack of the standard for IoT devices communication, these devices are incompatible with each other. Different types of attacks done on many smart home devices using malicious firmware, insecure communication channel, physical uploading the malicious software and many more. In this paper, we represent the analysis of the survey on different smart home solutions and devices done by many researchers in the past few years and solutions provided by them. Analyzing different authors work and recent incidents, we found that we are still far behind the smart home security. It is not only the responsibility of manufactures but also the duty of the end-user to take the security of these devices seriously by using proper preventive measures.


Smart home Internet of Things Security Smart bulb Vulnerabilities 



We are thankful to Dr. Paul Van Oorschot for his guidance and constant supervision as well as for providing necessary information and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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