Research: smart intercoms can be hacked in minutes

Devices that are sold on Amazon or eBay can be easily hacked or disabled. This conclusion was reached

researchers from the Consumer UnionGreat Britain, they turned to the government of the country with a request to protect them at the legislative level. In response, Amazon removed at least seven products from its online store.

Consumer Protection Tested 11devices from popular UK online platforms. They found that weak passwords and lack of data encryption were among the most common system flaws. The two tested devices were able to steal network passwords and then hack other smart devices in the home. All this could be done in just a couple of minutes.

Researchers also found that Victure SmartVideo Doorbel, one of the most popular smart intercom models in the UK, sends custom home network names and passwords unencrypted to servers in China. Lisa Forte, a partner at device testing company Red Goat Cyber ​​Security, notes that in the pursuit of convenience, consumers unknowingly put their personal data at risk.

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“The more smart devices you have in your home, the moremore opportunities open up for cybercriminals, - said Forte. "This study shows how many brands do not prioritize the safety of their customers."

The researchers note that those who bought the smartthe device must be assured that it is from a well-known and trusted brand. Users should also make sure to change the default password and enable two-factor authentication.

While Amazon removed from saleSeveral products on eBay have noted that none of the intercoms violate the company's security standards. “Disadvantages are technical defects of the product that must be resolved between the seller and the manufacturer,” the platform representatives noted.

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