2 Million IoT Devices Have P2P Software Flaw: Researcher

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2 Million IoT Devices Have P2P Software Flaw: Researcher
A connected video camera that could be vulnerable to attack (Image: Paul Marrapese)

Nearly 2 million internet of things devices, including security cameras, baby monitors and “smart” doorbells, are vulnerable to being compromised due to a flaw in their built-in peer-to-peer software, a security researcher warns.

Paul Marrapese, an independent security researcher from San Jose, California, has published research warning that¬†peer-to-peer software¬†developed by Chinese firm Shenzhen Yunni Technology that’s used in millions of IoT devices around the world has a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to eavesdrop on conversations or press household items into service as nodes in a botnet.

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