Data Are Liability: Home Security Camera (Netgear) Edition
A few months back I purchased a Netgear Arlo home security camera set. I set up an online account, connected the cameras, tried them out for a few days and ultimately changed my mind. They were returned to the store and I never gave it another thought...until today. I got a random email alerting me that the camera had detected motion...but I don't have any cameras. So I logged into my online account and I can see the new owner, their house, and everything they're doing. Netgear obviously doesn't have a system in place to prevent cameras on multiple accounts. If I'm not mistaken, anyone could get the serial number off your cameras and link them to their online account, to watch and record your every move without your permission. A creeper dream. Does anyone else see this as a serious security flaw on Netgear's behalf?
I'm even happier that I returned them now.
As I've been saying for some years now, Data are liability. I'd been posting a depressingly regular set of incidents at The Other Place. I'll be doing that here now.