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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Engineers hack past a smart home’s front door

Cybersecurity researchers hacked into the leading “smart home” automation system and essentially got the PIN code to a home’s front door.

Their “lock-pick malware app” was one of four attacks that the cybersecurity researchers leveled at an experimental set-up of Samsung’s SmartThings, a top-selling Internet of Things platform for consumers. The work is believed to be the first platform-wide study of a real-world connected home system. The researchers didn’t like what they saw.

Read more: http://www.futurity.org/smart-home-smartthings-hacking-1156122-2/

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