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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

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Re: Bah!

"And in what universe does a remotely controlable burglar alarm make any sense, [...]"

Presumably the use of an app on a smartphone is to replace a dedicated controller - like many IoT things. Outside your front door use the app to disable the alarm before you enter - and vice versa to arm it when leaving the house.

Convenience has often taken priority over security - which is only ever as strong as the weakest link.

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