[FoRK] Fwd: [ISN] Someone could have stolen your Wi-Fi password from this Internet of Things doorbell

Greg Bolcer gbolcer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 07:19:39 PST 2016


Is it just me or are security hacks getting simpler this year as 
everyone just gives up trying?

Greg


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Subject: [ISN] Someone could have stolen your Wi-Fi password from this 
Internet of Things doorbell
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:19:42 +0000 (UTC)
From: InfoSec News <alerts at infosecnews.org>
To: isn at lists.infosecnews.org

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2016/01/12/now-someone-can-steal-your-wi-fi-password-from-your-doorbell/

[I called this back around September 2013 when Jamie Siminoff went on ABC's
"Shark Tank" pitching DoorBot, later rebranded to Ring.
https://twitter.com/c4i/status/401534203755765760  - WK]


By Owen Williams
thenextweb.com
01/14/16

Getting hacked sucks, but there’s something worse than that: getting
hacked because of your own smart doorbell.

Ring is a popular smart doorbell that allows you to unlock your door from
your phone, as well as see and hear visitors via a webcam.

Unfortunately for Ring, that same doorbell meant you could have had your
Wi-Fi password stolen in a few minutes if someone cracked into the
physical doorbell

According to Pen Test Partners, the attack was relatively trivial. To
steal the password, it took removing the doorbell from the door using two
screws, flipping it over and pushing the orange set-up button.

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