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The IoT: Still feature rich, security poor
NBC News reported that an “avid” user of smart home technology told the station that after hearing noises from his seven-month-old baby’s bedroom, he checked and found a “deep male voice” coming from the Nest security camera in the nursery. The online intruder had also taken control of the thermostat in the room and set the temperature to 90 degrees. A security researcher who goes by the handle LimitedResults reported that by using a few tools like a hacksaw and soldering iron, he was able to hack his way into a smart LIFX light bulb and get Wi-Fi credentials (stored in plaintext within the flash memory), root certificate, and RSA private key from the firmware.
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