• These Video Doorbells Have Terrible Security. Amazon Sells Them Anyway

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    https://www.consumerreports.org/home-garden/home-security-cameras/video-doorbells-sold-by-major-retailers-have-security-flaws-a2579288796/

    On a recent Thursday afternoon, a Consumer Reports journalist received an email containing a grainy image of herself waving at a doorbell camera she’d set up at her back door.

    If the message came from a complete stranger, it would have been alarming. Instead, it was sent by Steve Blair, a CR privacy and security test engineer who had hacked into the doorbell from 2,923 miles away. ..

    Blair and Della Rocca discovered the problems while evaluating a number of video doorbells for our regular ratings program. They were sold under two brand names, Eken and Tuck…

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      Similar issues as some cheaper IP cameras. The cameras have default user ids and passwords which the user when installing isn’t prompted or better still forced to change during the install process.

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