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Three home security systems found to be vulnerable – if hackers were hiding in bushes

Pointblank weaknesses have since been patched

 

                              

 

18 May 2017  By John Leyden
 

Three home security systems were riddled with bugs, according to new research made public this week.

 

Rapid7 found 10 vulnerabilities after putting Comcast XFINITY, ADT, and AT&T Digital Life systems through their paces. The issues range from a “fail open” condition on the external door and window sensors, to weak, pre-shared Wi-Fi access passwords on to cleartext (unencrypted) network communications. It’s a not unfamiliar list given the lamentable state of IoT security more generally.

 

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