Wyze uses ThroughTek vulnerable IoT service

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Oct 22, 2020
In SN 833, @Steve discussed the Mandient/FireEye research into ThroughTek's IoT SDK and some major vulnerabilities. I recall hearing this from the FireEye post "Mandiant was not able to create a comprehensive list of affected devices..." Ha! This is typical of vulnerability research. Very rarely do you get lists of devices, unless they were specifically tested. FireEye doesn't even tell us that. They say "ThroughTek’s clients include IoT camera manufacturers, smart baby monitors, and Digital Video Recorder (“DVR”) products." The IoT camera link goes to https://www.throughtek.com/case-studies/ which ThroughTek has taken down.

Fortunately, we have the Internet Archive (why not make a donation for their valuable service!).

This reveals the one widely recognizable name in ThroughTek's partners is Wyze. I guess that's how you sell a camera for $30.

The complete list of clients on their page (as of 17 Aug 2021):
Their "partner" list includes industry consortiums for computer makers, cloud service providers, and an electric vehicle platform.

"What could go wrong?"