Internet of Things

Internet of Shit

This Hacker Showed How a Smart Lightbulb Could Leak Your Wi-Fi Password

The “moderate to severe” vulnerabilities discovered by the hacker LimitedResults have since been fixed, according to the smart bulb company LIFX.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.31.19
Another Day Another Hack

We Asked a Hacker Who Spoke to a Guy Through His Nest Cam Why He Did It

The Anonymous Calgary Hivemind has been systematically hacking into smart home security cameras to warn their owners.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.18
security

Hacker Talks to Arizona Man Directly Through His IoT Security Camera

The man identified himself as a “white hat hacker” and part of the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive.”
Kaleigh Rogers
12.17.18
CYBER

CYBER Podcast: The Security Advice You Should Give Your Friends and Family This Holiday

On this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the best security advice for friends and family this holiday, as well as those shiny new devices from the internet of things, including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Motherboard Staff
12.17.18
IoT

Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
12.13.18
privacy

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.26.18
Internet of Things

This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Joseph Cox
11.5.18
Facebook

Facebook Knows You Don’t Want to Trust Its Portal Camera

After so many privacy issues in the last two years, the social media company is hoping that putting security front and center will lure users to its new product.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.8.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
Internet of Shit

New California Law Aims to Fix the Internet of Broken Things

But security experts say it will take a lot more than regulation to fix this particular dumpster fire.
Karl Bode
9.19.18
IoT

The Internet of Things Needs Food Safety-Style Ratings for Privacy and Security

Consumer Reports is the first to integrate privacy and security in reviews in a bid to fix the internet of broken things.
Karl Bode
8.9.18
Hacking

Hackers Could Cause Havoc By Pwning Internet-Connected Irrigation Systems

Researchers at a university in Israel have found ways to turn smart irrigation systems into a botnet that could theoretically drain some of a city’s water reserves. But don’t panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.18
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