Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Leading a life of grime

from here

I think it's safe to say that virtually no one saw spy vacs coming, at least not that way. Your threat model might have included the vacuum having a vulnerability that let people break into your phone or your network or something, but a device with no microphone listening into ambient sounds is definitely thinking outside the box.

It's also a pretty useless threat model to a certain segment of the population, but maybe nobody wants to hear what those folks are saying anyways.

Thanks to Graham Cluley for bringing attention to this new wrinkle in the threat landscape.