Tag Archive: mistake

A security mistake provided access to Samsung’s SmartThings app source code

Over 100 of Samsung’s public and private projects were accessible.

Last month, it was discovered that a GitLab instance for Vandev Lab, which is owned by Samsung, had not secured its projects with a password. As such, dozens of internal coding projects for various Samsung apps, services, and projects were set to public, which in turn provided further access to Samsung projects, including its popular smart home ecosystem SmartThings.

Without properly securing the projects with a password,  [Read More…]

How can sending data off to China be a mistake?

It’s not a mistake when software was written to explicitly collect and send user data, so why does this keep happening?

Recently, the Nokia 7 Plus — the best phone from the new HMD-owned Nokia by far — was found to be sending private data from a Norwegian user’s phone to a remote server in China. It seems that every time the phone was turned on, unencrypted data containing Henrik Austad’s location, the SIM card number, and  [Read More…]

Don’t make this mistake when preordering your Echo Plus or Show

Double check your order before checking out!

Amazon has announced a bunch of new devices and you can already pick some of them up at a discount if you bundle them. One of the deals is the inclusion of a free Philips Hue smart bulb when you purchase an Echo Plus or Echo Show, but it doesn’t just happen automatically. On the product page for each of them is three different listings, one for just the device, one bundled  [Read More…]

Logitech: the Revue launch was a “gigantic” mistake and we’re not making another one

The Logitech Revue was overpriced, underserving, and disappointing in terms of both sales and consumer satisfaction. The Revue was such a let down that Logitech has absolutely no plans to develop another Google TV product once its inventory runs out in fiscal year 2012.

At a recent meeting with investors, Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca called the Revue launch a “mistake of implementation of  [Read More…]