New-generation alarm systems that send real-time text alerts and other digital notifications if an intruder tries to breach a property offer homeowners a great sense of security.
Except when thieves can easily undermine the system to trick homeowners into thinking they’re protected when they’re not. Philip Bosco, a security researcher at Rapid7, found vulnerabilities in Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security system that would cause it to falsely report that a property’s windows and doors are closed and secured even if they’ve been opened; it could also fail to sense an intruder’s motion.Read more
Comcast has reset passwords of 200,000 accounts after information about its 590,000 accounts were put on sale online. Comcast denies any data breach and confirms that its apps were not compromised by hackers.
The seller of the Comcast data listed 112 Comcast accounts as proof and offered 100,000 account information such as Comcast email addresses and corresponding password for just $300. Comcast is aware of the incident and has reset the passwords of the accounts at risk. The source of the leaked data remains unknown. Comcast has millions of customers, who would be concerned if they are a victim of the latest data breach.Read more