Prepared by Bitdefender and made public on April 25, 2023, this report offers insights gleaned from a threat intelligence analysis encompassing 2.6 million global smart homes. It provides a deep dive into popular Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their prevailing vulnerabilities within the smart home milieu. The report evaluates IoT risks spanning cybersecurity, privacy, and physical safety, accompanied by practical suggestions to enhance smart home security. The paramount insight underscores that the trajectory of IoT security is expected to decline before improvement, urging smart homeowners to adopt every feasible measure to curtail security risks.

Keywords: Access Controls, Audio/Video, Connected Home, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Consumer Electronics, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), Post-COVID-19

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