AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.01.01

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

Amazon Sent 1,700 Alexa Recordings to the Wrong Person (Motherboard, Dec 20 2018)
Home assistants are continuously recording and constantly uploading details of your everyday life, and sometimes, these recordings can end up in the wrong hands.

Toxic Data: How ‘Deepfakes’ Threaten Cybersecurity (Dark Reading, Dec 27 2018)
The joining of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake news’ makes it possible to create audio and video of real people saying words they never spoke or things they never did.

We Asked a Hacker Who Spoke to a Guy Through His Nest Cam Why He Did It (Motherboard, Dec 21 2018)
The Anonymous Calgary Hivemind has been systematically hacking into smart home security cameras to warn their owners.


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Nearly 20,000 Orange Modems Leaking Wi-Fi Passwords (Infosecurity Magazine, Dec 24 2018)
Researchers spot possible attack traffic in Spain

IoT Bug Grants Access to Home Video Surveillance (Dark Reading, Dec 27 2018)
Due to a shared Amazon S3 credential, all users of the Guardzilla All-In-One Video Security System can view each other’s videos.

China’s Huawei Faces New Setbacks in Europe’s Telecom Market (SecurityWeek, Dec 26 2018)
The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company’s biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns.

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