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On smart locks

2019-01-29 19:08:22.787188+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’ :

A couple weeks ago, I vented my frustration as an ICS security professional at my apartment building forcibly converting to networked smart locks. My tweets were widely misinterpreted, so I’d like to talk a little bit about privacy and security aspects to consider if (when) the property you rent from decides to go “Smart”. To be abundantly clear, I’m not opposed to Smart Home systems – most of us want to live in Star Trek and these devices are a way to a more convenient future. However, there are right ways and wrong ways to implement them, and many substantive privacy and security questions to ask as we move forward into that future.

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#Comment Re: On smart locks made: 2019-01-29 19:22:48.762653+00 by: Mars Saxman

Wow, I really really *do not* want to live in a Star Trek environment... but maybe that's just because I've spent my entire life working on automated systems and I consequently don't trust any of them at all. When I'm at home, the last thing I want to deal with is yet more fritzy unreliable automation put together by myopic engineers who think they know how I ought to be living my life.

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