Amazon Key lets delivery people into your house—and it just got hacked

Signal of change / Amazon Key lets delivery people into your house—and it just got hacked

By Anirudh Shah / 14 Dec 2017

Researchers from Rhino Security Labs have shown that it is possible to hack Amazon’s Cloud Cam and turn it offline if you are within wifi range.

So what?

The Cloud Cam allows customers to watch footage of delivery staff entering the home whilst they are out – this helps prevent burglaries. The delivery staff does this by using Amazon’s latest hardware launch the Amazon Key. Now that it has been demonstrated that the Cloud Cam can be hacked relatively easily, the secureness of the Key has come into question.

Sources

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/609508/amazon-key-lets-delivery-people-into-your-house-and-it-just-got-hacked/

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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