New research highlights that cheap baby monitor and security camera vendors prioritize convenience over user security and privacy, building a highly insecure ‘convenience’ feature that allows anyone to remotely view unencrypted video streams into their products.
Security advisor Luca Bongiorni spun up an Ubuntu Linux instance on Azure and was extremely annoyed to receive a sales message from a Canonical representative three hours later. Say what?? Bongiorni openly voiced his frustration, "WHY [did] MICROSOFT FORWARDED TO UBUNTU THAT I SPUN A NEW VM!?!" Customer privacy, what's that?"
Until now, users on the same Ubuntu system could access and read the files in the home directory of other users. This is changing from Ubuntu 21.04 - adding a layer of security and privacy to Ubuntu systems.