Eufy Security Cams

Eufy Security Cams

Eufy
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Überprüft am: 8. November 2021

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Abstimmungsergebnis: Ziemlich unheimlich

Eufy makes both indoor and outdoor security cameras to keep an eye on your home, your pets, and your neighborhood. They offer the standard features--HD video, live streaming, two-way audio, night vision. You store your data locally on a microSD card and then live stream that to your phone in the Eufy app where they use high-end encryption to protect your video. For pet owners, the cameras use an AI that detects and sends a notification if you pet is present. These cameras even have a feature that lets you play a warning message to your pooch if he goes in the living room when he's not supposed to. Humans love it. Dogs, not so much.

Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?

Earlier this year, your intrepid *Privacy Not Included researcher decided she needed some indoor security cams to help keep an eye on her beloved kitty while on a trip for a couple of nights. Being a privacy researcher, the one feature she wanted in her security cams was that all video captured be stored locally, not in the less secure cloud. And so, she purchased Eufy’s security cams for that feature and because they do a good job, in general, protecting personal data. What’s her verdict so far? No regrets at all. These Eufy cams make spying on the kitty about as worry free as possible.

We really like that your security cam footage is stored locally, not in the much less secure cloud (there is a cloud option though). You can access your videos at any time through the Eufy app, and that footage is protected by strong encryption in transit and where it is stored. This is all very cool.

Eufy also doesn't sell your personal data, which is cool. Eufy does collect information on you and uses that informaiton to show you ads for them and third parties, which isn’t super cool but also isn't unsual. Eufy's AI provides human, pet, and crying detection of what your security cams see. One key value of Eufy's local storage is that all AI analyses are done locally, which ensures privacy and is usually much quicker than cloud-based analyses.

Unfortunately, Eufy isn’t perfect. In May 2021, Eufy was forced to apologize for a bug that exposed the camera feeds of 712 users to strangers. Eufy said the glitch happened during a software update and “users were able to access video feeds from other users’ cameras.” Eufy said in a statement the glitch was fixed an hour after it was discovered. This is pretty much the worst case scenario for security cam users. Fortunately, Eufy identified and fixed this privacy nightmare quickly. And so, this is a good time to remind folks that anything accessed on the internet isn’t ever 100% safe. Even the good companies screw up.

Tipps zu Ihrem Schutz

  • Keep your camera firmwave up to date
  • Protect your Wi-Fi router with a strong password
  • Turn on the Two-step verification
mobile Datenschutz Sicherheit KI

Kann es mich ausspionieren? Information

Kamera

Gerät: Ja

App: Ja

Mikrofon

Gerät: Ja

App: Ja

Verfolgt den Standort

Gerät: Ja

App: Ja

Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?

Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?

Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?

Eufy does not sell data. The sharing is limited only to information required by services. When you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will apply to your use of these services. Eufy does say, "We may show advertisements to you and others for our Products and third-party products based on the information we have collected from you, such as: what you have installed, accessed, used, and purchased."

Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?

Eufy provides you with the ability to review, manage, or delete your information.

Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?

Durchschnittlich

In May 2021, Eufy was forced to apologize for a bug that exposed the camera feeds of 712 users to strangers. Eufy said the glitch happened during a software update and “users were able to access video feeds from other users’ cameras.” Eufy said in a statement the glitch was fixed an hour after it was discovered.

Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?

Ja

Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?

Ja

Structured and concise.

Links zu Datenschutzinformationen

Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards? Information

Ja

Verschlüsselung

Ja

Sicheres Passwort

Ja

Sicherheits-Updates

Ja

Umgang mit Schwachstellen

Ja

Datenschutzrichtlinie

Ja

Verwendet das Produkt KI? Information

Ja

Ist diese KI nicht vertrauenswürdig?

Nicht zu bestimmen

Welche Entscheidungen trifft die KI über Sie oder für Sie?

The built-in AI reduces the number of false alerts you receive by intelligently differentiating people from objects. It has features alike pet detection, and even crying detection.

Gibt das Unternehmen transparent an, wie die KI funktioniert?

Nicht zu bestimmen

Hat der Benutzer die Kontrolle über die KI-Funktionen?

Ja


Nachrichten

Here’s Anker’s apology after 712 Eufy customers had camera feeds exposed to strangers
The Verge
Eufy has put out a statement apologizing for a glitch that occurred two days ago, allowing some Eufy home security camera users to see video from other users’ homes.
Eufy Updated Official Statement
Eufy
Eufy's official statement released on Twitter
Eufy says software 'bug' that exposed users' video footage to strangers has been fixed
CNET
An apparent software glitch that exposed private information and video streams belonging to hundreds of Eufy security camera customers has been resolved, according to the company.
Anker’s Eufy division pledges to bolster security following privacy snafu, apologizes again
TechHive
Eufy says it’s “incredibly sorry” for a glitch that allowed EufyCam users to see video streams from each others' security cameras. Will the apology be enough?
Huge Eufy privacy breach shows live and recorded cam feeds to strangers
9to5Mac
A huge Eufy privacy breach has resulted in both live and recorded camera feeds being shown to complete strangers. They also have complete access to the account, including control of pan-and-tilt cameras where fitted.
Eufy security cameras hit with bug giving access to users feeds
Poc Network
The bug resulted in allowing users access to video feeds of other customers. Not only to their camera, but to admin settings, and more.
Eufy responds to huge privacy breach, attributes unauthorized camera access to server ‘bug’
9 to 5 Mac
A huge Eufy privacy breach allowed users to view the live and recorded camera feeds of strangers. Eufy has now responded to this security breach, bizarrely attributing it to a “bug” that has since been fixed.

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