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Hackers Breach Home Security Cameras and DVRs


Hackers breached up to a million home security cameras and video recorders and used them for massive internet attacks on a number of websites. They exploited flaws and out-of-date firmware (embedded software) in the internet-connected devices. It is not known whether they intercepted video streams from the security cameras.

Experts advise that consumers who buy internet-capable products find out the steps they must follow to update the firmware. If that information is unavailable, don't buy a device.

The Wall Street Journal broke the story in a long, cluttered article. A shorter version appears on MarketWatch.

Here at SecureMyFirm we can't protect your smart home devices from becoming zombies, but we sure can shield and back up your computers and smartphones!

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