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The Central Bank warned about the risk of hacking banking apps through a "smart" coffee makers

The Central Bank warned about the risk of hacking banking apps through a "smart" coffee makers

by sigismund » 2016-09-09 14:13:23


the Attacker can gain access to information on the smartphone, taking control of the maker.


Fraudsters can gain access to the smartphones of users through a "smart" coffee makers, and conduct illegal operations with Bank accounts. This warned the Deputy chief of safety and protection of the Central Bank Artem Sychev, write banki.ru.

As explained by the expert, an attacker could obtain access to information (including all account data, including Bank) on the smartphone, taking control of the coffee machine in the same network as the phone. As a result, fraudsters can access Bank accounts of the owner of the smartphone. According to Sychev, the attack is possible due to a lack of proper encryption of data exchanged between mobile banking applications with banks and other organizations.

Many researchers in the field of information security has repeatedly raised the question of the risks of cyber attacks on devices from the scope of the Internet of things. As recently stated by the expert of the Romanian company BitDefender Bogdan Botezatu (Bogdan Botezatu), routers no longer are the most vulnerable devices on the Internet, losing the championship to the connected printers.
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