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Marketer of Internet-Connected Home Security Video Cameras Settles FTC Charges It Failed to Protect Consumers' Privacy

Marketer of Internet-Connected Home Security Video Cameras Settles FTC Charges It Failed to Protect Consumers' Privacy | Small Business Security | Scoop.it

This is the agency’s first action against a marketer of an everyday product with interconnectivity to the Internet and other mobile devices – commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things.”


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, September 7, 2013 12:52 PM

Many devices that connect to the Internet have no, or basic security. Consumers often don't understand the threat. So many tangible threats exist that the idea of having a stranger use some device to spy into their home seems far-fetched.

 

Look at Shodan http://www.shodanhq.com/. This is a search engine, like Google. It helps:

 

“Locate any device that's connected to the Internet

 

Shodan is the world's first computer search engine that lets you search the Internet for computers. Find devices based on city, country, latitude/longitude, hostname, operating system and IP.”

 

More about this service here

 

'WAKE UP, YOU LITTLE...' Dad Wakes To Hear A Man Talking To His Little Girl Through Her Internet-Connected Baby Monitor

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-dark-side-of-the-internet-of-things-2013-9

 

The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/09/04/shodan-terrifying-search-engine/

 

Here’s an interview with John Matherly, Shodan’s creator, about the possible implications of his software.

 

Is Shodan Really The World's Most Dangerous Search Engine?

 http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/shodan-exposes-the-dark-side-of-the-net

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4 women charged in massive identity theft scheme - KARE

4 women charged in massive identity theft scheme - KARE | Small Business Security | Scoop.it
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Four women have been criminally charged in connection with an alleged identity theft ring that involved hundreds of victims.
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