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Report warns of smart home vulnerabilities

A team of researchers from Microsoft and the University of Michigan claim to have developed attacks on Samsung's smart-home platform that use phishing and malware to take control of cloud-connected door locks and fire alarms, CNET reports.

May 4, 2016  By  SP&T Staff

The claim comes from a report titled “Security Analysis of Emerging Smart Home Applications” published by a team of security researchers from Microsoft Research and the University of Michigan. According to CNET, the team details four potential attacks hackers could use against Samsung’s connected home platform.

A Samsung executive has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but calls them “hypothetical,” and says that SmartThings has “already implemented a number of updates to further protect against the potential vulnerabilities disclosed in the report.”

Read the full CNET story here.


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