Tag: smart home

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Episode 165: Oh, Canada! Independent Security Researchers Feel the Chill Up North

In this episode of the podcast (#165), we look at the challenges faced by independent security researchers in Canada. We talk with 19 year-old Noah Clements of University of New Brunswick about the blowback he received after reporting a serious hole in a smart doorbell. Also, staff attorney Tamir Israel from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) joins us to talk about the still evolving legal picture for independent security researchers in Canada.

Episode 164: Who owns the Data Smart Cars collect? Also: making Passwords work.

In this episode of Security Ledger Podcast (#164): your car is spying on you. But who owns the data it collects? Also: LastPassā€™s Dan DeMichele joins us to talk about why password security is still so hard.

Samsung SmartThings

Exploits in Samsung Hub Put Smart Homes at Risk

There is moreĀ alarming security news for consumers with smart devices at home: hackers can take remote control of video cameras, thermostats, smart locks or other IoT devices by exploiting vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub, according to a report by Cisco Systems’ Talos research group.

home automate and smart home devices

Expert says: Hack your Smart Home to Secure It

Smart home security starts at home, according to researcher Michael Sverdlin who says that consumers should explore the security of their smart home technology and consider simple modifications or hacks to remove insecure or promiscuous features.

Furby Connect

Black Box Device Research reveals Pitiful State of Internet of Things Security

Internet of Things insecurity is worse than you think, according to a team of researchers who reverse engineered a series of Internet of Things devices and found them even easier to hack and exploit than believed.