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All it took was a white van, a team of three hackers and a phishing email to remotely unlock Johanna Kenwood and Peter Yarema’s front door.

The couple’s home in Oakville, Ont., is automated with a number of smart devices, including their lights, thermostat, security cameras and the deadbolt on their door.

“I like the security and knowing what’s going on in my house when I’m away,” said Kenwood.

Source: CBC News

Date: September 28th, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/smart-home-hack-marketplace-1.4837963

Discussion

1) What causes the disconnect between “I like the security…” and the fact that this is pretty much not secure at all?

2) Who’s fault is it that this home is insecure – the homeowner or the person who sold the smart device?  Does it matter?

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