This Is Why You DON’T Use Commercial Home Automation

by Karl Denninger

And it is why, if there is such a thing as a firm that recognizes that security is important, my phone will eventually ring or my email will eventually have someone serious pop up in it.

Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Michigan were able to hack into Samsung’s SmartThings, a top-selling Internet of Things platform. In doing so, they were able to acquire the PIN code to a home’s front door.

The University of Michigan team’s “lock-pick malware app” was one of four attacks conducted as part of an experiment. The work is believed to be the first platform-wide study of a real-world connected home system.

Oh, and if you think that such problems are immediately fixed…

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