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Old 02-19-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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There has been many articles recently on the complete security failures of many IoT devices lately. I had been putting them in this thread Smart Home components but thought a thread dedicated to the subject would be better.

For our first failure we have a DVR system that takes snapshots from connected security camera and emails them an address in china.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...them-to-china/

I'll keep this thread updated, and please people, do not trust these things blindly.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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Childrens "smart" toys are another IoT to be aware of https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...istening-toys/

You have to set up accounts for these to work, providing you and your childs data, which can result in this https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...tore-breached/
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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One of my favorite examples of total ineptitude: Hopelessly broken wireless burglar alarm lets intruders go undetected | Ars Technica

A security system that's not only trivially bypassed, but designed in such a way that it cannot be fixed without replacing the hardware.
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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No surprise, it saddens me when companies care so little for consumers that they'll churn out this crap just to make a buck, and the average consumer just blindly trusts that their security system (or any IoT device) is actually secure.
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