Hundreds of smart homes in India at risk of leaking data, says Avast
Updated : August 17, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The researchers found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) servers publicly visible on the Internet due to a misconfigured MQTT protocol.
This includes more than 32,000 servers -- 595 from India -- with no password protection, putting them at risk of leaking data, said the report on Friday.
When implementing the MQTT protocol, users set up a server. In the case of consumers, the server usually lives on a PC or some mini-computer such as Raspberry Pi, to which devices can connect to and communicate with.