Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug

A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes. Smart-home security appliances are not always what they are made out to be and recently some have been running into more problems than is healthy. Some smart doorbells have been caught recording more data than thought, while Wyze Labs, which makes connected home gadgets, has been … More Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug

Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera in the background

A recent update to the Facebook’s iOS app introduced a bug that had some users worried. Earlier in November, several iPhone users started experiencing a mysterious glitch while using the Facebook app. The issue got wider traction once some of them, including Joshua Maddux, went to Twitter to share their experience, CNET reports. The glitch is triggered when … More Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera in the background

D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream

ESET researchers highlight a series of security holes in a device intended to make homes and offices more secure. Many people are looking to improve the security of their homes or offices by installing “smart” cameras. With a direct connection to the internet, their surveillance stream is just a few clicks away and available at … More D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream

Worried about your kids’ webcam use? You have every right to be

Laptops, smartphones and tablets – you can hardly find a connected device without a camera these days. Thanks to technological advances, it now doesn’t matter if your friend lives down the street or on the other side of the world, a webcam lets you have an (almost) face-to-face chat anytime. Video calls, selfies, vlogging, and … More Worried about your kids’ webcam use? You have every right to be

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘tapes over webcam’

A Facebook post from Mark Zuckerberg has attracted attention for ‘all the wrong reasons’. The social network’s CEO was celebrating Instagram’s increasing popularity – it now has over 500 million monthly active users – but this milestone was soon eclipsed by something altogether different. In the image that accompanied the post, what we understand to be … More Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘tapes over webcam’

And how do you protect your webcam?

James Comey, who heads up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), recently made an interesting remark during his presentation about encryption and technology at a college in Ohio, US. He admitted that, in order to protect his privacy, he puts tape over his laptop’s camera. The FBI director’s revelation created a buzz among information security … More And how do you protect your webcam?