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Security flaws turn popular smart cameras into spying tools

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'Severe' security flaws can turn popular smart cameras into spying tools.

Kaspersky Lab researchers found multiple vulnerabilities in certain smart cameras that could allow attackers to obtain remote access to video and audio feeds.

"The problem with current IoT device security is that both customers and vendors mistakenly think that if you place the device inside your network, and separate it from the wider internet with the help of a router, you will solve most security problems - or at least significantly decrease the severity of existing issues," Dashchenko said in the release. "In many cases this is correct: before exploiting security issues in devices inside of a targeted network, one would need to gain access to the router. However, our research shows that this may not actually be the case at all: given that the cameras we investigated were only able to talk with the external world via a cloud service, which was totally vulnerable."

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