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Security Issue Found In Smart Doorbell

Here’s the physical security that the Wi-Fi enabled, Internet of Things Ring smart doorbell gives you: 1) automatic activation and notification on your mobile phone when people come close to your home or loiter around it, and 2) a CCTV camera and high-quality intercom to talk to whomever comes knocking, even if you’re miles away. Here’s the physical hole it was putting in your Wi-Fi: somebody could easily pop it off your front door (it’s secured with two standard screws), flip it over, retrieve the Wi-Fi password, and Presto! own your network. It was, says Pen Test Partners, which discovered the vulnerability, the latest IoT WTF. To set it up, you have to connect the Ring to your Wi-Fi router, which means that you have to give it the password.

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