Uh-oh! Your smartphone camera may be compromised

 

This may not be news to Mr. Robot fans, but your smart camera is especially vulnerable to hackers!

Researchers from Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit discovered security flaws in surveillance cameras owned by Hanwha Techwin America. The vulnerabilities could allow a hacker to view footage when connected online. It could use the camera and even use it to mine for cryptocurrency!

How is this connected to your smartphone in particular? It's simply one of the effects of the Internet of Things. As much as they have served to make things life easier for us, it also comes with these risks.

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