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Bbc Panorama - Hacked: Smart Home Secrets

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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:23 PM

Worth watching......


"Smart devices and the latest technological gadgets give us remote control of our homes and our cars - but how safe are they? Reporter Fiona Phillips investigates their hidden dangers and reveals how products designed to make life easier around the home can be hacked. She discovers families whose children are being spied on because their baby monitors are being streamed live online, and meets a couple who had no idea they were being watched, in their own home, by thousands of strangers around the world."






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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

we use to have a baby monitor years ago. Just a cheapo not internet live versions. It never picked up our kids room but it did pick up some body elses, never knew who it was.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

We've just tried an experiment with a Freelander keyless entry. We made a box out of cooking foil and put the keys in it, you can walk up to the Freelander with the box closed and the doors will not open. When we slid the top off the box you could open the doors to the Freelander. Now in the house the keys are placed in the box and the lid closed. No guarantees, but this could be a very simple fix if it works for other vehicles.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:43 PM

a microwave is also a very efficient faraday cage - just don't turn it on with your keys inside

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:20 PM

It's not new or surprising news.


It's well known lots of smart gadgets are really poorly secured, many are just slapped together with a basic and generic OS used.

Little to no thought is given to security, or software updates.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:30 PM

I'd imagine these gadgets are designed to hack into our homes anyway, I wouldn't want an Alexa thing.

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