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Internet of Things/Smart Gadgets.


"Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed."
(C.S. Lewis - Magician's Nephew)







Amazon Alexa Instantaneously Justifies Years of Surveillance Paranoia. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 25/5/2018)

The Internet of Things (IoT) Poses Huge Numbers of Worldwide Security Risks, Large and Small. (Digilloyd - 21/5/2018)

Malicious Siri commands can be hidden in music and innocuous-sounding speech recordings. (Ben Lovejoy - 9to5Mac - 10/5/2018) [A group of students from Berkeley have demonstrated how malicious commands to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa can be hidden in recorded music or innocuous-sounding speech. Simply playing the tracks over the radio, streaming music track or podcast could allow attackers to take control of a smart home.]

No, Thanks, Jeff Bezos. I Do NOT Want Alexa Controlling My Home. (David Klinghoffer - Evolution News - 9/5/2018)

Turning an Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding. (Lily Hay Newman - Wired - 25/4/2018)

'Voice sniffer' est à votre écoute: Toujours en marche, toujours à l'écoute : Amazon dévoile le système d'intelligence artificielle 'voice sniffer' avec un nouveau brevet pour analyser TOUTES les données audio. (Paroles de Dieu - 16/4/2018)

Amazon Unveils A "Voice Sniffer" Algo In New Patent. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 5/4/2018)

IoT devices could be next customer data frontier. (Ron Miller - TechCrunch - 30/3/2018)

Le piratage de pacemaker : un risque nouveau. (Anne Prigent - Le Figaro - 21/3/2018)

Alexa, What Are You Doing with My Family's Personal Info?: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns. (Larry Greenemeier - SciAm - 15/1/2018)

Alexa, Burn My House Down. (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 4/1/2018)

Internet provider warns users torrenting could lead to "thermostat issues". (Chris Mills - BGR - 30/12/2017)

Certain Sonos and Bose models can be accessed by hackers to play sound remotely. (Brian Heater - TechCrunch - 27/12/2017)

Faux jouets mais vrais espions. (Disciple - Paroles de Dieu - 15/12/2017)

Smart Handgun Safe Not Smart Enough Not to Let Basically Anyone Break Into It. (Timothy Geigner- TechDirt - 13/12/2017)

Is Alexa Really Eavesdropping on You? (Brad Stone - Bloomberg - 11/12/2017)

Fooling Amazon and Google's voice recognition isn't hard: If your roommates sound like you, they might be able to use your smart speaker to access your info or make purchases. Here's how you can protect yourself. [Google Assistant and Alexa] (Andrew Gebhart - CNET - 21/11/2017)

New Study Finds Poorly Secured Smart Toys Lets Attackers Listen In On Your Kids. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 16/11/2017)

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo. (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 5/12/2017)

How to Stop Your Sonos From Collecting (As Much) Personal Data. (Patrick Lucas Austin - LifeHacker - 25/8/2017)

Sonos : envoi de données personnelles obligatoire, ou plus de mise à jour ! (RudeBaguette - 24/8/2017)

Sonos : les données ou la vie de vos (nos) appareils !: Business : Le fabricant Sonos ne permettra pas aux clients de refuser la nouvelle politique de confidentialité. Ils doivent accepter la collecte de données, sinon plus de mises à jour et le risque que le produit cesse de fonctionner. Peut-on encore parler de consentement ? (Christophe Auffray - ZDNet - 22/8/2017)

'Smart' Lock Vendor Locks Hundreds Out Of Their Home With Bungled Firmware Update. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 18/8/2017)

Your Robot Vacuum Cleaner Will Soon Suck Up And Sell Data About You And Your Home. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 29/7/2017)

Apple is reportedly working to make the iPhone the central hub for all your health data: The secretive, rapidly expanding health team inside Apple is working to turn the iPhone into a one-stop shop for all your medical information, according to a report from CNBC. (Edoardo Maggio - Business Insider - 15/6/2017)

Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years: Latest Vault7 release exposes network-spying operation CIA kept secret since 2007. (Dan Goodin - Ars Techica - 15/6/2017)

Why printers add secret tracking dots: They re almost invisible but contain a hidden code  and now their presence on a leaked document has sparked speculation about their usefulness to FBI investigators. (Chris Baraniuk - BBC Future - 7/6/2017)

6th Grader Uses Teddy Bear to Hack Cybersecurity Conference: Reuben Paul used a common toy to show how the Internet of Things can be easily manipulated and weaponized to spy on or otherwise harm the public. (AFP - Seeker - 16/5/2017)

Your IoT Baby Isn't as Beautiful as You Think It Is: Both development and evaluation teams have been ignoring security problems in Internet-connected devices for too long. That must stop. (Andrew Howard - InformationWeek/DarkReading - 10/5/2017)

New IoT Botnet Discovered, 120K IP Cameras At Risk of Attack: The Persirai IoT botnet, which targets IP cameras, arrives hot on the heels of Mirai and highlights the growing threat of IoT botnets. (Kelly Sheridan - InformationWeek/DarkReading - 9/5/2017)

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app. (Joel Hruska - Extreme Tech - 19/4/2017)

How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard. (Kim Komando - FoxNews - 15/4/2017)

Amazon agrees to hand over Echo data in murder case: The move avoids a potential legal battle that could have pitted privacy and law enforcement concerns against each other. (Ben Fox Rubin - CNET - 7/3/2017)

Menace pour la vie privée des petits, la poupée "Cayla" interdite en Allemagne. (AFP - L'Express - 18/2/2017)

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears. (BBC - 17/2/2017)

Another Lawsuit Highlights How Many 'Smart' Toys Violate Privacy, Aren't Secure. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 8/12/2016)

You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids. (Devin Coldewey - TechCrunch - 6/12/2016)

Self-Propagating Smart Light Bulb Worm. (Schneier on Security - 9/11/2016)

Your Earbuds Can Be Made Into Microphones With Just A Bit Of Malware. (Timothy Geigner - TechDirt - 9/11/2016)

Not Even Your Light Bulbs Are Safe From Shitty Internet of Things Security. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 8/11/2016)

7 Imminent IoT Threats: Attacks against smart home products, medical devices, SCADA systems, and other newly network-enabled systems signal the beginning of a new wave of attacks against the IoT. (Jai Vijayan - Dark Reading - 21/10/2016)

UK Government Says Smart Meters Can Definitely Be Trusted Because GCHQ Designed Their Security. (Glyn Moody - TechDirt - 29/9/2016)

Your 'Smart' Power Outlets Are Now Botnets Thanks To The Internet Of Broken Things. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 23/8/2016)

Def Con: Do smart devices mean dumb security? (BBC News - 6/8/2016)

Why hackers love health apps: Most health apps don't have good privacy or security safeguards. (Xuanyan Ouyang - MacWorld - 26/7/2016)

Disney Wants to Track Park Visitors By Secretly Photographing Their Shoes Like a Creep. (Gizmodo - Andrew Liszewski - 28/7/2016)

Internet of Things to be used as spy tool by governments: US intel chief: Clapper says spy agencies "might" use IoT for surveillance, location tracking. (David Kravets - ArsTechnica - 10/2/2016)

Ding-Dong -- Your Easily Hacked 'Smart' Doorbell Just Gave up Your WiFi Credentials. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 21/1/2016)

Pass through airport security with this implanted NFC chip. (Todd Ogasawara - ExtremeTech - 19/1/2016)

New York bill would ban strong encryption, mandate backdoors in all devices. (ExtremeTech - 2016)

Why Is My Smart Home So Fucking Dumb? (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 2/12/2015)

Toy Maker Vtech Hacked, Revealing Kids' Selfies, Chat Logs, & Even Voice Recordings. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 1/12/2015)

Backdoored Business Routers An Emerging Threat: Discovery of malicious implants in 14 Cisco routers, "tip of iceberg" FireEye says. (InformationWeek - 15/9/2015)

Researchers hack a pacemaker, kill a man(nequin): Researchers decided you don't need to be a pen tester to wirelessly hack a pacemaker, to successfully launch brute force and denial of service attacks that can kill iStan simulated humans. (Darlene Storm - ComputerWorld - 8/9/2015)

Internet of Not-So-Smart Things: Samsung's Latest Smart Fridge Can Expose Your Gmail Password. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 25/8/2015)

The Internet of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything is Monitored. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 02/03/2015)

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program. (Reuters - 2015)

Google patents 'creepy' internet toys to run the home. (Leo Kelion - BBC - 2015)

Worm Illuminates Potential NAS Nightmare: A researcher at Black Hat Europe hopes to demonstrate a homegrown, self-replicating worm to illustrate major threats to popular network-attached storage systems. (KJ HIggins - DarkReading - 15/9/2014)

Smart Meter Opponent Who Was Arrested for Filming Cops Last Year Found Not Guilty. (The Blaze - 2014)

Snowden: The NSA planted backdoors in Cisco products. (Bill Snyder - InfoWorld - 15/5/2014)

Backdoors in Wi-Fi routers, said to be closed, can be reopened. (Adam Greenberg - SC Mag - 22/4/2014)

Ils piratent des implants médicaux! Des informaticiens sont parvenus à dérégler un stimulateur cardiaque et une pompe à insuline. La santé des patients pourrait être mise en danger. (Simon Koch - Tribune de Genève - 10/4/2012)




The Cringeworthy Mindless Tech Propaganda category...

Why smart toilets might actually be worth the upgrade. (Bradford - CNET - 1/2/2016)

Internet of Things will place greater pressure on companies to modernize. (MacTech - 2015) -> AgitProp... (note the use of words such as "pressure", "must" and "IoT-ready")