The patch gap was a “common factor” in many of the Internet of Things hacks at the contest, Gorenc added.
Amazon said it was “investigating” the Echo Show 5 hack and would take “appropriate steps” to safeguard its devices, although it didn’t elaborate on what it would do or when. It’s safe to say the result illustrated the security risks involved in making smart home devices. Companies may have to fork software (and thus add extra work) to optimize it for connected devices, but that can also introduce flaws if developers aren’t committed to keeping that special code up to date.
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