Security researchers have found a new bug that would allow hackers to take full control of several types of Internet of Things devices.
Hackers could hijack thousands of Internet of Things devices around the world, such as security cameras, due to a flaw in a piece of software used by several major manufacturers.
Security researchers found a bug in an open source software library that, when tested on an Internet of Things camera, allows hackers to remotely access the video feed of a camera, install a backdoor in the device, or block the camera’s owner from accessing it. Researchers say it would work on other IoT devices as well—in other words, hackers would have total control over the vulnerable products, they said.
Source: Nasty Bug Left Thousands of Internet of Things Devices Open to Hackers | Motherboard