Hackers Could Secretly Tap Into Corporate Meetings
Lots of companies — and even the White House — use a conference calling system that could possibly be tapped by hackers, according to new research.
On Thursday, cybersecurity experts at SEC Consult revealed a secret doorway that’s built into a popular conference calling product built by a company called AMX.
AMX makes tablet panels used to control conference calls for businesses, government agencies and universities.
The company hard-coded backdoor access into its system. AMX created a “secret account” with a permanent username and password, which means a hacker who already sneaked into a computer network could tap into actual meetings, if the hacker knew the backdoor access code.
It’s a glaring security hole.