Tag: smart home

Flock Safety Sign

Episode 188: Flock Safety Flies in Surveillance Technology’s Gray Zone

In this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#188), sponsored* by LastPass, we take a look at the fast-expanding world of crowdsourced surveillance by doing a deep dive on Flock Safety, a start up that sells inexpensive license plate scanners to homeowners and police departments. Also: users know that password security is important…but they can’t seem to change their insecure behavior. In our second segment, We talk about why with Katie Petrillo of LogMeIn and LastPass.

Justin Trudeau Artification

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: LastPass’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 more 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.