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Class Action Lawsuit Targets Amazon, Ring Over Weak Camera Security

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California targeting Amazon and Ring’s alleged negligence with regard to security practices. December 30, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Ring and Amazon … Continue reading

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Report: Hackers Have Created Dedicated Software to Break into Ring Security Cameras

After a rise of Ring camera-hacking incidents, Motherboard discovered a tool circulating on hacker forums targeting the smart home camera. December 12, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   This past week has seen several instances of hackers seemingly speaking to people … Continue reading

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New Report Calls for Massive Alarm Panel Recall

Recall DOES NOT affect any My-Alarm equipment or customers! For the past 20 years most hardwired alarm panels have been manufactured in deviation to UL 1023, UL 985 and NFPA 72 standards, Jeffrey Zwirn contends. Zwirn’s findings are supported by … Continue reading

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Report: Ring Wanted 911 Calls to Activate Its Video Doorbells

Emails shows Ring and law enforcement were in the early stages of creating functionality that would turn on video doorbells in the vicinity of a 911 call. October 03, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   Ring has been on the hot … Continue reading

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‘Amazon Choice’ Cameras Found to Have Huge Security Flaws

Cybersecurity Tests conducted by a consumer watchdog group revealed certain cheap IP cameras found on Amazon can easily let hackers into user’s homes. October 01, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   If you are a frequent shopper on Amazon, you are … Continue reading

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3 in 4 Broadband Households to Acquire a Security or Privacy Service in Next 12 Months

A new report by Parks Associates shows that 62% of these U.S. consumers would opt to pay an additional fee for these services. August 13, 2019  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments According to Parks Associates, with increased device ownership consumers show … Continue reading

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SimpliSafe DIY Security System Can Be Bypassed With $2 Emitter

The $2 wireless emitter fools the SimpliSafe security system by mimicking the frequency of its door and window contact sensors. August 08, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis   DIY home security systems continue to soar in popularity. However, they also continue to show why … Continue reading

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Alerts from Amazon Ring are often false alarms

www.cnet.com Residents with Ring doorbells have been frequently pinging police with footage that doesn’t contain any crimes. Chris Monroe/CNETIn May, police in Hammond, Indiana, got a suspicious-person alert from a concerned resident. She could see a man, she told officers, … Continue reading

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Vivint’s Solicitation Permit Revoked in N.C. Town After Breaking Door-Knocking Rules

Huntersville, N.C. police say residents complained about Vivint door-knockers “being pushy, argumentative, sometimes cursing and coming late at night.” June 18, 2019  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments   HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Door knockers present a bit of a quandary for the security … Continue reading

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How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people’s homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in

Reed Albergotti, The Washington Post  Published 11:58 am CDT, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Tara Thomas thought her daughter was just having nightmares. “There’s a monster in my room,” the almost-3-year-old would say, sometimes pointing to the green light on the Nest Cam … Continue reading

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