Weaponizing the Smart Home for Domestic Abuse

Go down

Weaponizing the Smart Home for Domestic Abuse

Post by bdahm on Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:14 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy.

One woman had turned on her air-conditioner, but said it then switched off without her touching it. Another said the code numbers of the digital lock at her front door changed every day and she could not figure out why. Still another told an abuse help line that she kept hearing the doorbell ring, but no one was there.

Their stories are part of a new pattern of behavior in domestic abuse cases tied to the rise of smart home technology. Internet-connected locks, speakers, thermostats, lights and cameras that have been marketed as the newest conveniences are now also being used as a means for harassment, monitoring, revenge and control.

http://tinyurl.com/y99k7fnx

-Bill

bdahm
Admin

Posts : 522
Join date : 2009-05-15
Age : 75

View user profile http://www.tinyurl.com/thaijournal

Back to top Go down

Re: Weaponizing the Smart Home for Domestic Abuse

Post by bdahm on Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:18 pm

Here's a 20 minute podcast, which discusses this topic as well as some mitigations. 

https://www.macobserver.com/podcasts/abusive-relationships-smart-home-tmo-daily-observations-2018-06-27/

-Bill

bdahm
Admin

Posts : 522
Join date : 2009-05-15
Age : 75

View user profile http://www.tinyurl.com/thaijournal

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum