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Researchers show why buying a used Nest may not be such a bright idea

Pulkit Chandna | March 11, 2015
Researchers at security firm TrapX demonstrate how the Nest Learning Thermostat can be used as a beachhead by attackers to compromise an entire smart home.

That brings us to the larger question: What about all those smart devices that are being built by companies that lack the financial heft of a Nest or a SmartThings? After all, much of the IoT revolution is unfolding on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Can we realistically expect such cash-strapped companies to pour whatever little resources they have into making their devices as secure as possible?

 

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