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Vtech, having leaked 6.3m kids' data, now wants to run your home security
01-10-2016, 05:42 PM
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Vtech, having leaked 6.3m kids' data, now wants to run your home security
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by Cory Doctorow:

Vtech, having leaked 6.3m kids' data, now wants to run your home security


Remember the Hong Kong-based crapgadgeteer Vtech, who breached 6.3 million kids' data from a database whose security was jaw-droppingly poor (no salted hashes, no code-injection countermeasures, no SSL), who then lied and stalled after they were outed? They want to make home security devices that will know everything you say and do in your house.

Vtech's new "Internet of Things home security suite" debuted at CES in Las Vegas last week, featuring a range of sensors and devices. They're doing lightbulbs! Because the world needs more badly secured, proprietary lightbulbs! There's cameras and curtain sensors and door sensors and, well, everything a savvy voyeur or housebreaker or kidnapper would need to compromise to utterly destroy you, everything you own and everyone you love.

But don't worry, Vtech says this time, they'll get it right...


http://boingboing.net/2016/01/09/vtech-h...-kids.html

Popcorn is now being served.

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