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Tuesday January 05, 2016

Xfinity's Security System Flaws Open Homes To Thieves

Well this is pretty scary. Do any of you guys use Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security system? If you do, make sure you read this. eek!

All a thief has to do is use radio jamming equipment to block the signals that pass from a door, window, or motion sensor to the home’s baseband hub, according to Tod Beardsley, security research manager for Rapid7. The system fails to recognize when communication is halted and also "fails positive" instead of alerting the homeowner to a negative conditionآ—that is, it will continue reporting that all sensors are intact and that windows and doors are secured even if they’re not, instead of warning homeowners to check the window or door.