By B.N. Frank
Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay.
Researchers have found serious security and privacy issues in 11 different smart doorbells, distributed via online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, which could be exploited by attackers to physically switch off the devices.
Smart doorbells, which connect to a smartphone and alert users when someone approaches their home, along with video footage, have been increasingly popular over the years. Matt Lewis, research director at NCC Group, told Threatpost during this week’s Threatpost podcast episode that these smart doorbells were discovered to have a slew of issues, including weak password policies, lack of data encryption and excessive collection of customer information.
Hardwired devices are safer and more secure than wireless and “smart” devices. In fact, experts have even warned that hackers can start fires on computers, phones, and other power supplies. 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology is extremely vulnerable as well (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
Wired technology sounds more glorious all the time, doesn’t it?
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following links:
- Wireless Information Network
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Scientists for Wired Tech
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