The Verge: Amazon Key’s camera can be disabled by a third party, allowing couriers to reenter your house

The Verge: Amazon Key’s camera can be disabled by a third party, allowing couriers to reenter your house . Is anybody shocked by this? “The service relies on Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock, and only grants permission for a courier to enter after they scan a barcode, which is checked against information in the cloud. A camera also monitors and records the drop-off so customers can check that nothing suspect happened. Now security researchers have found that the camera can be disabled and frozen from a program run from any computer within Wi-Fi range, reports Wired. That means a customer watching a delivery will only see a closed door, even if someone opens the door and goes inside — a vulnerability that may allow rogue couriers to rob customers’ homes.”

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