Possible Security Problems with the X-10 Camera


Old 03-20-03, 06:11 PM
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Possible Security Problems with the X-10

From time-to-time, the subject of the X-10 (x10) camera comes up and I'd like to enter the following into the record and of course, entertain any discussion on the topic;

I read an article last year in the New York Times that scared me away from using the x-10 for anything I'd call security. I went back and found the article in the archives, but of course it has been so long ago that they charge for web-accessed reprints. I, then discovered a shortened version that had been reprinted in the Seattle paper, but it had been edited to remove what I considered the scariest paragraph which is down towards the end of the piece. Then, I discovered a complete copy on what appears to be somebody's blog, so I am linking all three to this post.

The blog version is the complete article and I'm linking the shortened version in case someone finds comfort in things printed in a respectable paper and of course, I'm linking the original Times piece because they actually financed the publication.

Blog: http://loper.org/~george/trends/2002/Apr/45.html
SeattleTimes: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...spycams14.html
NYTimes: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...AD0894DA404482

Peace Out;

Last edited by magister; 03-20-03 at 06:36 PM.
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Old 03-20-03, 08:01 PM
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Hmm, very interesting reading. Especially considering the fact that many of our frequenters use X-10. I'll copy it over to Home Automation also.
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