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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

DerekCurrie Bronze badge
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So, IoT Security Can't Catch A Break

This past year, one of the thoroughly justified rants about a lot of IoT devices has been that their firmware can't be automatically updated, Even HP printers have been implicated in this blunder. Users have to go and fetch firmware updates themselves, if they're available, if the device will even accept an update.

But here we are with a laudable IoT device that is, thank you, automatically updated.

Except the update is deadly.

Little baby steps. IoT is juvenile technology. We're still stuck in The Dark Age of Computing.

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