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Google warns Nest camera owners to reset their passwords after hackers take over numerous devices

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google is telling Nest camera owners that it's not to blame for a recent string of creepy security incidents. The search giant, which owns Nest, sent an email to owners of its security devices telling them to reset their passwords and enable stronger account authentication settings in light of an uptick in hacked cameras. Last month, users began reporting a number of bizarre cases, where hackers appeared to take over their Nest security cameras to hurl insults at them, spy on their sleeping baby and even tell Amazon's Alexa to play'Despacito' by Justin Bieber. Nest told users that the company notifies users if they detect their email was part of another website breach. When this happens, the firm will proactively disable their Nest account as a security measure.


How the Utilization of IoT is Benefitting the Airport Security

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The digital networking of camera systems presents the prospects of improving the ways, where resources are used to design procedures efficiently and also reduce costs. FREMONT, CA: As per a research, firm Statista, there are more than 20 billion end devices that have been already networked through the Internet, and by the next year, the number will increase more than three times by. The end devices have become more intelligent and efficient, which is driven by the advancement conducted in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and even 5G. IoT helps the cameras to assist the users in increasing their understanding of the behaviors of the passengers and employees. The knowledge about different technologies opens up new opportunities for advancing the procedures and reduces downtime.


AG: Canteen Funds Shouldn't Be Used to Buy Security Cameras

U.S. News

Assistant Attorney General James Herrick wrote that ensuring a safe environment is part of a jail's "basic obligation" to inmates. As a result, Herrick says security cameras should be funded from a jail's operating budget and aren't a proper expenditure of canteen funds under law.


Protect your yard with Eufy's security camera and floodlight for $100

PCWorld

Are you looking to keep an eye on your yard? Well, today is your lucky day. Amazon is selling Anker's Eufy Security Floodlight Camera for $100. To get the deal, you need to clip the $70 off coupon underneath the price on the product page. You also need to use the checkout code EUFY8420 to cover the other two bucks.


Canary is putting security cameras in the hands of those who help keep us secure

PCWorld

Each May, first responders are recognized for their service to our communities through International Firefighters' Day (May 4), National Police Week (May 13-19), and National EMS Week (May 20-26). This year, Canary is doing its part by driving a nationwide initiative in partnership with State Farm and Verizon to put security devices in the hands of those who risk their lives on to protect ours. Called Salute First Responders, its central platform is an online hub that allows people to nominate local fire, police, and EMS departments or individuals in their community, and share stories about how these First Responders have impacted their lives. The nominators then share their nominees on Facebook and Twitter and recruit people to "salute" them. The 100 most-saluted individual first responders will each receive a Canary All-in-One device, and the department with the most salutes will get 100 devices.