For all the those, who have got any type of Netgear Arlo camera set up at their homes, the company has issued a warning. You may need to spare some time in order to make sure that your privacy hasn’t been compromised. It’s better to recreate the password on the camera. Netgear has informed that it has come across with some “suspicious activity” in its accounts, and hence wants its Arlo Camera users to be on the safer side.
Although the Netgear’s private databases and other systems have not yet been breached, the company still suspects that hackers might be using information gained from any some third-party sources to get illegal access to Arlo accounts and other devices linked to them. Netgear says that the investigation is underway to find out exactly what could be the issue .
So, if you wish to make sure that nobody else around can access your camera details, you should change the password of your Arlo camera immediately. This can be done easily by going to the profile settings menu in any one of the apps; be iOS or Android, or also on the web. Just be sure not to use one single password in multiple services.
“Measures for Precaution”
Netgear informs that this is just a “precautionary measure” and that they don’t believe whether any of the cameras or the systems have been breached until now. Till date, no further update has been released by the company after its first post over this week.
Changing the passwords of your devices on a regular basis and maintaining your smart home kit updated with newly launched versions of the software are two of the easy ways to ensure your Internet is safe and does not attract other visitors, which may be harmful. It’s also very important to regularly going through security bulletins to keep oneself updated.
With a number of password leaks that take place every from time to time, it becomes obvious that tech firms are always keen to replace such easy login methods with more highly secured ones like scanning fingerprints. So, by the time these measures aren’t made ubiquitous, we should remain vigilant.