Petcube Bites 2
The Petcube Bites 2 is a device that allows you to communicate with your pet and dispense treats remotely. It comes equipped with an HD-video camera and two-way audio, and can be purchased for $199.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Petcube claims any data stored in its cloud is encrypted. However, there does not seem to be a program in place to deal with security vulnerabilities, which makes it more likely that the device can be hacked and used to spy on you or your pet. Be aware of these risks before purchasing this product.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Petcube can share your cookie data with its third-party advertising partners and can share anonymized data with anyone. This means Petcube can strip your data of personal information and pool it with other user data to be shared with anyone.
- Works for cats and dogs.
- Fast connection to camera.
- Privacy concerns.
- Video quality could be better.
Petcube does not appear to have been the target of any previous hacks. However, it is always possible this camera could be hacked and used to spy on you in your house. Use this product with caution.