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Amazon Key with an IoT Camera is Potentially Prone to Hack


'Amazon Key' is the latest delivery service of Amazon. It makes possible for delivery persons to reach goods parcels to apartments and homes. The service is accompanied with one special camera known as Cloud Cam. This camera, which is Internet-enabled and makes sure the parcel delivery process is safe and secure, is reportedly prone to hack.


Evidently, Cloud Cam captures the delivery person entering a house without any escort and this camera is prone to hack without much difficulty via one uncomplicated computer program wherein the PC is located inside the camera's Wi-Fi range. The program is designed for freezing or disabling the camera that misguides the viewer with the picture of the house door closed no matter when it's open while a deceitful delivery person actually robs and raids the home. Theoretically, it means a crooked minded delivery person aided with the software can rob things from the homes of Amazon customers.


According to researchers, the theft is potentially based on removing one key defense item within the security system of the company. The online retailer's response to the problem is of its plan towards issuing one automatically working software update for doing the rectification.


The researchers demonstrate the way one simple device containing one Raspberry Pi mini-PC along with one Wi-Fi antenna helps in keeping the camera screen still when showing the unopened door. While no household member sees the door ajar, the thief enters the house and gets away with all the household belongings.


Amazon's new delivery service Amazon Key is presently obtainable within 37 cities in USA, while additional locations may add up. Amazon hasn't yet decided about spreading the service globally. Gearsofbiz.com posted this, November 19, 2017.


When PCMag requested Amazon to give its comment, the company didn't immediately respond. However, it made the attack seem insignificant when stating to Wired that it was thinking of fixing the issue via releasing one software update towards the end of current week.


Amazon then stated that all its delivery agents were drilled with an all-inclusive background check which the company verified prior to them delivering the parcels to respective households.

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