The biggest point of sale of a security camera is that it helps you monitor your children or at home while you are away. However, the same characteristic can become a nightmare if the camera starts to broadcast your personal video stream to foreigners.
This is precisely what happened when a “bug in the software” allowed the users of the Eufy Security camera to access live camera flows and other EUF customers without their permission or knowledge. . This is not all, the violation of privacy has even given users control of pan-tilting cameras where are equipped.
First reported by 9TO5Mac, this issue has been highlighted by hundreds of users on Reddit, which have been able to access food cameras from the world. The reddit thread has many users speaking of how they have been able to access the power out of the coordinates of account information.
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One of these users of the EUFY noted: “Wholesale, I could see each camera, their entrance door and its back bells, master bedroom, living room, garage, kitchen, movement recordings, everything. I wondered what was going on like it always had my email and my name assigned in and noticed that some unknown emails, I guess the owner of Hawaii was in my shared guest account. “
Although some users reported that the signature of their EUFY account and its signature helped help and delete the unwanted flows of their account, many were still horrified by the idea of their personal information and their video flows exposed to strangers. total without their consent.
On the other hand, the company revealed that the problem caused by a software sealing lasted about an hour and did not affect any products made to monitor babies. He has published a statement indicating: “Due to a software bug at our latest server upgrade at 16:50 EST today, a limited number (0.001%) of our users have been able to access video streams of cameras. Other users. Our engineering team recognized this question around 5:30 am and quickly got it at 6:30 pm. “
He added: “The problem affected users at a low rate in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Europe users are not affected. Our Customer Service Team will continue to contact those who have been affected. The Eufy Baby Monitors, EUFY Smart Locks, EUFY alarm system devices and Eufy Petcare products remain unchanged. We realize that as a society of Security, we do not have enough well. We are sorry, we fell short here and we are working on new security protocols and steps to make sure it happens again. “
To resolve the problem, EUFY also advised users to unplug and reconnect and disconnect and disconnect into the Eufy Security application.
Although it is not the first incident when a safety violation has resulted in such an exposure, it is perfectly summarized by a reddit user who said: “For a security product to become totally unsecured, it is rather worried.”
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