The Intercept: For Owners Of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

The Intercept: For Owners Of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too . “THE ‘SMART HOME’ of the 21st century isn’t just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we’re told, but also to protection, a Tony Stark-like bubble of vigilant algorithms and internet-connected sensors working ceaselessly to watch over us. But for some who’ve welcomed in Amazon’s Ring security cameras, there have been more than just algorithms watching through the lens, according to sources alarmed by Ring’s dismal privacy practices.”

TechCrunch: Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings

TechCrunch: Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings . “A popular smart security system maker has ignored warnings from security researchers that its flagship device has several serious vulnerabilities, including allowing anyone access to the company’s central store of customer-uploaded video recordings.”

Motherboard: This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Motherboard: This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood. “Surveillance cameras are pretty much a standard when living in many cities. And many of those cameras are connected to the internet, and may be deliberately or inadvertently open for others to tune into. Exposed devices can be everywhere, from businesses, to schools, to inside homes. A new tool allows you to see where insecure cameras are physically located.”

The Next Web: This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos

The Next Web: This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos. “A team of AI researchers from India developed a tool to search for people in surveillance footage by height, clothing color, and gender. It’s like a search engine that can find people in a video.”

The Register: World’s largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

The Register: World’s largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing . “Yet another IoT device vendor has been found to be exposing their products to attackers with basic security lapses. This time, it’s Chinese surveillance camera maker Xiongmai who was named and shamed by researchers with SEC Consult for the poor security in the XMEye P2P Cloud service. Among the problems researchers pointed to were exposed default credentials and unsigned firmware updates that could be delivered via the service.”

EurekAlert: System allows surveillance cameras to ‘talk’ to the public through individual smartphones

EurekAlert: System allows surveillance cameras to ‘talk’ to the public through individual smartphones . “Purdue University researchers have created a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy. The team developed a real-time end-to-end system called PHADE to allow this process, known as private human addressing.”

CNET: Your smart camera may have been spying on you

CNET: Your smart camera may have been spying on you. “At the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, researchers from the cybersecurity company said they discovered security flaws with Hanwha Techwin America’s surveillance cameras. Vladimir Dashchenko, head of Kaspersky Lab’s vulnerability research team, said there were 13 vulnerabilities with the cameras and how they connected online.”