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61% of Americans Fear Their Home Security Cameras Will Be Hacked

Home security cameras, along with Internet-connected cars, are the biggest fears for Americans when it comes to hacking.

The study found that Americans are more afraid of their home security cameras being hacked than fitness trackers, which have GPS tracking.


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SAN JOSE, Calif. — When it comes to hacking, most Americans fear their home security cameras being compromised the most, along with the hacking of their cars.

Both home security cameras and cars were listed as the top fears in a survey conducted by Vormetric and Wakefield Research. The survey found 61% of respondents were concerned with the two Internet-connected devices.

“Given the exponential growth in the number and type of [Internet of Things] devices, security should now be top of mind,” says Peter Galvin, chief marketing officer of Thales e-Security. “From our experience, we’ve found that forward thinking companies are protecting themselves and their customers by ensuring that their IoT devices can be trusted, and access to the data generated controlled with encryption throughout its lifecycle — on the device, in transit as well as where stored and analyzed.”

Other top concerns were a virtual personal assistant such as Amazon Echo (52%); smartwatches (45%); medical monitors and refrigerators (both 20%); fitness trackers (18%); thermostats (14%) and lightbulbs (9%).


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