High-school students from Wisconsin attending a conference in Minneapolis found spy cameras in their rooms at a downtown hotel, prompting a police investigation. The recording devices were not found in other rooms on the property, the hotel management determined after a careful search.
After a hacker accesses smart cameras in little girl’s bedroom to tell her he’s Santa, Motherboard found hackers have made dedicated software for gaining access.
Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera when users scroll through their feed. Company has confirmed system bug in the latest version of iOS app, and said it is submitting a fix to Apple.
TrendMicro has an announced a security incident where an employee was stealing consumer customer information and selling it to a third-party to use in tech support scams.
Hackers breached a server used by popular virtual network provider NordVPN and stole encryption keys that could be used to mount decryption attacks on segments of its customer base.
By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and the sounds the devices capture can be used in criminal trials.