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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

DropBear Silver badge

"Which is why my front door is a manual number lock"

Depending on how mortified you are or are not in the mood to become, do or never do check out a few Youtube videos demonstrating how easily and quickly a typical* "number lock" gets pwned by anyone who also watched the same videos, using nothing but a thin "feeler" pick showed in next to the dials...

*there are things that can be done to prevent a lot of this, but it just doesn't seem to be present in the vast majority of these locks - "we don't give a shit" is not exclusive to IoT...

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