Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2131 Google Nest: Unpatched bug lets intruders use Bluetooth to stop cameras recording
A researcher has flagged a bug in Google's Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro security cameras that allows an attacker within Bluetooth range to stop either device from recording.

Bluetooth range, of course, is exactly where a burglar would be when planning to ransack a home, and with attack code now publicly available, an intruder could knock Google's security cameras off a wireless network for 90 seconds.

That mightn't sound so severe, but since the camera is designed to only store recorded footage in the cloud, the loss of connectivity means the device loses its surveillance capabilities for this period.
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#2131 Google Nest: Unpatched bug lets intruders use Bluetooth to stop cameras recording
#2130 New attack uses Microsoft's Application Verifier to hijack antivirus software
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