Hackers Can Access Your Sonos Speakers
If you haven’t turned on your Sonos speakers for a while, it might be a good time to launch the app.
Trend Micro researchers have discovered a potential hack that allows people to access Songs Play: 1, Songs One, and Bose SoundTouch systems. Speakers can be hijacked through online scans, allowing hackers to play music through your speakers even if you haven’t given them specific access to your Wi-Fi network.
Admittedly, when it comes to hacks, getting RickRolled for your living room (because yes, someone else has already used this hack for this) is not the worst possible one, but it is still something you would probably like to avoid.
Technically, hackers can also use it to play commands to an Alexa or Google Home device, which, depending on what you’ve connected to those devices, could make things worse. Wired notes that some people have also experienced hackers playing sounds like babies crying or broken glass in the middle of the night through speakers to scare their owners – not exactly what you want to wake up to, especially if you live alone.
A Sonos spokesperson told Wired : “Study this in more detail, but you are referring to a misconfiguration of a user’s network that affects a very small number of customers who may have opened their device on the public network. We do not recommend this type of customization to our customers. “
The good news is that only a small number of users are affected by the hack. Researchers claim that roughly 2,000 to 5,000 Sonos speakers and only 500 Bose devices are affected, and a patch is already available for Sonos users, you just need to launch the app to get it (if you haven’t already).