Sonos this morning sent out an email to users advising them to immediately update their wireless music system software with a security “enhancement” in order to plug a hole that “in rare cases” could have been exploited by malicious people to gain access to sensitive, personal customer data.
In the message, which was also posted on its forum, Sonos says it is not aware of any breaches so far:
This update fixes a bug that, in rare cases, could allow someone to access the usernames and passwords of services used on your Sonos. Currently, we are not aware of any customer data being compromised. If you have any evidence that your account credentials were inappropriately accessed please contact Sonos customer service at http://www.sonos.com/support.
In addition to updating your Sonos with this security enhancement, it’s always good practice to use strong and different passwords for your online accounts.
To update, go to ‘System Settings’ on any Sonos Controller and select ‘Online Updates’.
Sonos is a developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home. The Sonos Multi-Room Music System is the first, wireless multi-room music system that lets you play all the music you want all over your house — and control it all from the palm of your hand. Sonos liberates the music stored on a computer so it can be enjoyed all over the house. In addition, by partnering with audio services like Audible.com, Last.fm, Napster, Pandora, RadioTime, Rhapsody, SIRIUS...