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22nd January 2020 Issue no. 491
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Millions of Kwikset Smartkey locks vulnerable to hacking, say researchers
By Kim Zetter, Wired
Locks that are used in millions of homes and residential buildings worldwide and designed specifically to thwart hacking are easily opened with both a screwdriver and wire, two researchers say.
Kwikset smartkey locks are certified Grade 1 security for residential use by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association and are advertised by Kwikset as being invulnerable to being hacked with wires, screwdrivers, or anything else inserted in the keyway.
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