Security Challenges of IoT-Based Smart Home Appliances

  • Tuomas TenkanenEmail author
  • Heli Kallio
  • Janne Poikolainen
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 93)


The Internet of Things, IoT, and the related security challenges are reaching homes in the form of smart appliances. If the appliances are compromised, they can be used in botnet attacks against Internet services and potentially cause harm to people and property through the local network, for example, by heating up too much or allowing unauthorized access. The aim of this study was to see how secure these devices are against remote and network attacks. Several devices were tested with attacks coming from the same Wi-Fi network to gain various levels of control of the devices. Their security against a Man-in-the-Middle attack was also studied to see differences in the susceptibility to connect to another access point. Some devices had a command injection vulnerability and several devices connected to an evil twin. These pose significant risks, but securing the home network and keeping the devices updated protect the devices and secure the system and the smart home.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuomas Tenkanen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Heli Kallio
    • 1
  • Janne Poikolainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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