The Not-so-Secure Surveillance System

Over the past few years, millions of people have installed do-it-yourself home video security systems. The whole point is to provide peace of mind, security and more privacy. So you can imagine what a bummer it was for one security company when a bug allowed users to gain unauthorized access every other user’s saved surveillance footage. A password would need to be hacked, but authentication would not. Apparently, the Guardzilla, an all-in-one, IoT-enabled surveillance solution, had a design flaw in it’s firmware, allowing for the bugaboo. Experts recommend any Guardzilla user to disconnect cloud-based storage until a firmware update is released.