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It’s Impossible to Review Security Cameras in the Age of Breaches and Ransomware

I’ve been holding off on reviewing some old indoor security cameras for a while now. The cameras, which have so far performed admirably, are not the issue.). It’s because every time I get ready to write about them, news like the most recent Ring ransomware attack or Eufy’s insecure network would break, forcing me to postpone my reviews of security cameras.

Why? Because I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable recommending any security camera when knowing whether or not the backend is secure has become something only bug bounty hunters and clairvoyants could safely tell you.

I try to be as critical as possible when writing product reviews. Not because I want to give a negative review, but rather because it’s my responsibility to look past the polished spec sheets and press releases to find the flaws hidden beneath.

You can spot some of those issues with a security camera, like if the video quality or AI detection doesn’t measure up. But even with the best cameras we have tested and adored, there is always the possibility of an undiscovered breach.

I don’t have the expertise to detect that, nor do the majority of tech journalists. With a smartphone, we can test almost all software and security ourselves, and users have almost complete control over whether or not they want apps to be able to track them. With a security camera, all of that data security is managed remotely, and we are left to believe the company’s assurances that your data is being protected securely.

The problem is, we really can’t trust a security company to give an honest assessment of its cybersecurity anymore — if we ever could.

Companies like LastPass or Eufy, whether they specialize in hardware or software, frequently conceal any ongoing breaches for months before they become public, at which point they play down their importance with technical jargon and mitigating factors.

Even with the most secure company, it only takes one phishing error or lax security at a third-party affiliate for someone to gain access to your home feeds without your knowledge.

Read More: Do Security Cameras Have Audio?

Source: androidcentral

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