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Tens of thousands of hot tubs are exposed to hack

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Experts from security firm Pen Test Partners reported that tens of thousands of hot tubs are currently vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Security experts at Pen Test Partners have discovered thousands of connected hot tubs vulnerable to remote cyber attacks. The hot tubs could be remotely controlled by an app, dubbed Balboa Water App, that lack of authentication mechanisms.

“The mobile app connects to a Wi-Fi access point on the tub. We bought a few spares for research” reads the analysis published by Pen Test Partners..

“Like most internet of things devices, the Wi-Fi module acts initially as in AP mode. The mobile app can connect as a client and control the tub locally. However, it can also configure the tub controller to be a client on your home network, so remote control from anywhere is possible through an API.”

Experts reported that tens of thousands of hot tubs are currently vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The researchers were able to search for vulnerable hot tubs using the...(continued)

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