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5 steps to keep your smart home from being hacked

Robert Lemos | June 10, 2015
Security researchers needed just 5 to 20 minutes to hack most smart-home devices. Learn how to keep real hackers at bay with these five strategies.

"You want someone who has been around, someone with a reputation," he said. "At least they will stand behind their product and push out updates."

The conclusion of Synack's testing resulted in a positive recommendation of Nest thermostats and home automation equipment. Of course, the study was sponsored by Nest, now part of Google. Hive, a home-automation integrator, also did well in Synack's tests, according to a presentation on the study. SmartThings, which grew out of a 2012 Kickstarter project, garnered high the best performance in Veracode's study.

 

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