Trend Micro research identifies more IoT headaches for admins
Posted on InfoSecurity | By Phil Muncaster
Security researchers have warned that newly discovered flaws in internet-connected speakers could allow attackers to locate entry points into enterprise networks.
Trend Micro senior threat researcher, Stephen Hilt, explained that the firm managed to find 4-5000 Sonos speakers and hundreds of Bose speakers exposed to the public-facing internet through a simple Shodan search.
“The first glaring finding was access to email addresses that are linked to music streaming services synced with the device. Another was access to a list of devices as well as shared folders that were on the same network as the test device”, he continued.
In practice, this means that attackers could do much more than take control of the device itself — they could even access information on devices on the same network as the speakers.