Title: IoT smart homes security challenges and solution
Authors: Mansoor Farooq; Mubashir Hassan
Addresses: School of Engineering and Technology, Department of Computer Applications, Cluster University Kashmir, Srinagar, India ' School of Engineering and Technology, Department of Computer Applications, Cluster University Kashmir, Srinagar, India
Abstract: Security in smart homes is becoming more and more relevant because of the ever-growing availability of devices on the market and the confidential information they process. Historic incidents have indicated that intelligent homes can lead to attacks with significant consumer and community implications. While a lot has been achieved to identify security solutions for IoT and intelligent houses, consensus also needs to be found about how the best solutions are. This paper describes the significance of technologies in the field and presents a possible security policy for intelligent households. The safety solution is a network-based solution installed in a smart hub that identifies malicious behaviour inside a connected home network. Two attack detection processes, namely botnet detection and evil-twin attack detection are introduced as proof of concept. The findings suggest that the security supervisor can identify the former but not the latter.
Keywords: internet of things; IoT; smart homes; botnet; evil-twin.
International Journal of Security and Networks, 2021 Vol.16 No.4, pp.235 - 243
Received: 17 Nov 2020
Accepted: 15 Jan 2021
Published online: 02 Dec 2021 *