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A Fresh View on Home Network (in)Security

Let’s talk about home network security. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the security of the private home LAN. In this post, we will shatter the security myth and demonstrate how IoT devices are easily hackable even when they reside in the allegedly secure home LAN.

Router is not a guardwall

There is a persistent myth that some router features, such as the Network Address Translation (NAT), provide security. However, the assumption that devices inside the private network are not directly accessible to the outside world is simply erroneous.

The NAT was invented almost 20 years ago to solve the depletion of public IPv4 addresses. The creation of the NAT allowed for more people and devices to be