Camcorders for home monitoring are a growing threat. 2.4 million users leaked

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Another producer with problems.

Consumer electronics play an increasingly important role in our lives. We even entrust the security of our homes with any gadget, but unfortunately it turns out that sometimes they bring more harm than good.

Business wyze, a manufacturer of inexpensive home surveillance cameras, admitted that data were disclosed over 2.4 million users. The problem was detected by the consulting company Twelve Security, which announced that sensitive user data has been disclosed on the network.

Leaked email addresses, home camera lists, Wi-Fi SSIDs, and even health information, including height, weight, gender, bone density, etc.

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Wyze webcams are often used to monitor rooms in your home

Security researchers say the database is open and anyone can access it. Wyze confirmed the leakbut denies some parts of the report. The company wrote: "We confirm that some Wyze user data was not properly secured and remained disclosed from December 4-26."

The camera manufacturer is investigating how data leakage has occurred, and the company is also planning to send email notifications to affected customers. In the meantime, if you have a Wyze account, it's a good idea to change your password and enable two-factor authentication.

Source: engadget