Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Watch Engineers Hack Your Samsung SmartThings Door Lock

Thinking about doing the whole "smart home" thing? You might change your mind after watching this video. If you fall victim to a hack like this, you might as well have handed over the keys to your house because technically, that's what you just did. Scary, isn't it?

Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Michigan were able to hack into the leading "smart home" automation system and essentially get 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.