Tags Internet of Things (IoT)

Google, Samsung patch voice assistant flaws that could have allowed access to device's camera

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Both companies fixed the issues in July.

A flaw in Amazon's Ring doorbells leaked customers' Wi-Fi credentials

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

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

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

Patches are available for both vulnerabilities, and hackers would need physical access in both cases to carry out an attack.

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