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By Tamara Dietrich
The Daily Press 

Computer scientists study security threats to smart homes

 

December 28, 2018



WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Say you're on your laptop at Starbucks, minding your own business, when an acquaintance of yours across the room isn't minding his.

Unbeknownst to you, he's using the same store Wi-Fi as you to conduct a virtual invasion of your smart home: accessing your light switch app and using it to disable your home's security camera so real thieves can break in — or walk in, if he's disabling the smart lock, too.

And you're none the wiser — until you get home and discover your home's been hacked. And burgled.

This is just one scenario demonstrating one of many inherent...



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