Researchers at a Columbia cybersecurity company have found vulnerabilities in security cameras made by Amazon.
Tenable Inc. discovered seven vulnerabilities in Amazon’s Blink XT2 security cameras, which if exploited, could let attackers remotely view camera footage, listen to sound and hijack the device for use in a malicious network of computer programs.
Amazon has released patches for the flaws. Users of the Blink XT2 should update their firmware to version 2.13.11 or later.
Renaud Deraison, co-founder and chief technology officer at Tenable, said in an news release that Amazon worked with Tenable to quickly release the patches, and that makers of “internet of things” devices must make sure security is part of the overall design of their products, especially when making security cameras.