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Wyze DIY Surveillance Cameras Breached: Are Pro Devices More Secure?

DIY surveillance cameras (and other smart home devices) get hacked all the time. Today, Ring/Amazon is being sued for weak cybersecurity provisions, and just a few days ago Wyze notified customers that its cameras have been breached (notice below). All bad news, of course, but par for the course. A more interesting angle comes from […]

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2019

UL IoT Safety Rating System Aims to Set Cybersecurity Bar

As new laws in California and Oregon are set to take effect, the UL IoT Safety Rating System offers manufacturers 7 categories of test specifications.

Jason Knott · December 19, 2019

Ring Security Camera Hack Discovered, Customers May Be at Risk

According to several recent news reports, a tool circulating on hacker forums may be able to compromise smart home cameras from Ring.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 16, 2019

Research Shows Around 40% of Security Cameras May Be Unsecure

Research from Genetec shows that many security cameras currently installed in residential and commercial environments may be running on outdated firmware, opening them up to cyber-attacks.

CE Pro Editors · December 10, 2019

FBI Issues Warning on Smart TV Hacks

The FBI has determined that certain smart TVs with built-in microphones and cameras can be hacked, providing criminals with a way inside an unsecured home network.

Rodney Bosch · December 05, 2019

Maybe ‘Amazon’s Choice’ is a Poor Choice for No-Name, Hackable Security Cameras?

Unlike USDA’s Choice label for meat, quality (and security) doesn’t matter for Amazon’s Choice.

Julie Jacobson · October 21, 2019

Don’t Let These Security Concerns Surprise You as 2019 Winds Down

Changes in consumer demand, 3G sunsets, and the advent of 5G have been talked about throughout 2019, yet integrators should pay even closer attention to these issues as 2020 approaches.

CE Pro Editors · October 15, 2019

Study: Consumers Worry About Cybersecurity, Deem Smart Home Products Too Expensive

Data from Kwikset suggests that while potential smart home tech consumers are spoiled for choice, they have several nagging concerns about the category.

Steve Karantzoulidis · September 16, 2019

Ring Joins Z-Wave Alliance, Looks to Advance Cybersecurity

Ring now has a seat on the Z-Wave Alliance’s board of directors and will look to improve cybersecurity, interoperability, and innovation within the security ecosystem.

CE Pro Editors · August 23, 2019

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

It won’t be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.

CE Pro Editors · August 12, 2019