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15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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Samsung tightens smart home kit security after researchers prod apps
By Iain Thomson
Samsung has said there's nothing for owners of its SmartThings home security gear to worry about - after researchers showed numerous ways to commandeer devices and disable locks.
The three researchers from the University of Michigan, who were partially sponsored by Microsoft, have demonstrated that with the help of malicious apps, electronically activated door locks can be opened, alarms set off, and settings fiddled with for smartish homes - all remotely.
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