IT Security IOT from Forbes: “Time To Update Your Vacuum Cleaner — Hack Turns LG Robot Hoover Into A Spy”

Time To Update Your Vacuum Cleaner — Hack Turns LG Robot Hoover Into A Spy

Got a robot hoover buzzing around your home? It’s time to take a look at its security, especially if its an LG device. Researchers from Israeli firm Check Point reported a hack of the LG SmartThinQ app that allowed them to remotely take control of the manufacturer’s Hom-Bot hoover and use the video feed to spy on anything in the device’s vicinity. And, the researchers said, the attack¬†could also compromise refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and air conditioners — any connected thing controlled by the LG app.

Source: www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/10/26/lg-hom-bot-robot-hoover-hacked-into-surveillance-device/

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