Tags Internet of Things (IoT)
Google, Samsung patch voice assistant flaws that could have allowed access to device's camera
Both companies fixed the issues in July.
A flaw in Amazon's Ring doorbells leaked customers' Wi-Fi credentials
It's only the latest example of security technology introducing new gateways of attack into a user's home.
Russian government hackers used office technology to try to breach privileged accounts
More bad news for private and public sector organizations nervous about the rise of connected devices.
Camera obscura: Researchers say weak protocols are Achilles' heel of surveillance cameras
There are secure versions of data-transfer protocols used by the cameras, but they are rarely implemented.
Zoom flaw could enable hackers to activate Mac webcams without permission
The security issues speak to the risk associated with default settings on popular applications that a user might overlook.
Newly reported flaws in cameras, locks add to scrutiny of smart-home security
Patches are available for both vulnerabilities, and hackers would need physical access in both cases to carry out an attack.