Password Weakness Opens Security Systems Up To Hacker Abuse

Password Weakness Opens Security Systems Up To Hacker Abuse


AND WARNER HAS THEIR STORY AND MORE ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR DEVICES SAFE FROM HACKERS. IF WE HAD ANY INKLING THAT THE DATA BREACH HAD OCCURRED WHEN WE HEARD IT COMING OUT OF THAT CAMERA WOULD HAVE INSTANTLY BEEN SUSPECT AS OPPOSED TO SEVERAL MINUTES OF QUICK, QUITE FRANKLY, SHEER TERROR. Reporter: THAT TERROR BEGAN WHEN THE SPEAKER ON HER NEST SECURITY CAMERA BEGAN BLASTING AN EMERGENCY ALERT THROUGH HER FAMILY’S CALIFORNIA HOME. SHE SAYS WHAT FOLLOWED WAS A VOICE WARNING THEM THAT THREE MISSILES FROM NORTH KOREA WERE HEADED TO THE U.S. AND TO TAKE SHELTER. THE HOAX SENT LYONS, HER HUSBAND, AND THEIR EIGHT-YEAR- OLD SUN INTO A PANIC. WE CALLED NEST THEY ADMITTED THEY HAD RECEIVED MULTIPLE REPORTS OF NEST CAMERAS BEING HACKED IN THE LAST WEEK. Reporter: IN A STATEMENT TO CBS GOOGLE, WHICH OWNS NEST, SAYS NEST WAS NOT BREACHED. INSTEAD, THE COMPANY SAYS CUSTOMERS LIKE LYONS HAD BEEN USING COMPROMISED PASSWORDS EXPOSED THROUGH BREACHES ON OTHER WEBSITES. LAST WEEK A WEBSITE THAT TRACKS COMPROMISE ONLINE LOGINS CLAIMS IT UNCOVERED OVER 790 MILLION UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PASSWORDS ALL COMPILED FROM MORE THAN 2000 ALLEGED DATABASES. GOOGLE SAYS IT RECENTLY RESET ALL NEST ACCOUNTS WHERE CUSTOMERS WERE USED PASSWORDS THAT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED AND IS ACTIVELY INTRODUCING FEATURES THAT WILL REJECT COMPROMISED PASSWORDS. INCIDENTS LIKE THIS REMIND PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED TO GIVE THEIR DEVICES A SECOND THOUGHT. IF THEY REALLY NEED THEM, WHY THEY NEED THEM, AND IF THEY’RE GOING TO GET THEM HOW THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY PROTECTED. Reporter: IN ADDITION TO NOT REUSING PASSWORDS AND ENABLING TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

2 Replies to “Password Weakness Opens Security Systems Up To Hacker Abuse”

  1. nest AND ring have had this problem now!!!!!! I switched to alarm.com which has a much more secure & encrypted network. I got mine from securityallstar.com & suggest you do too….

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