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Researchers say Vivint, other firms’ home security systems are not secure

Let's take one more shot at Vivint, why don't we?

Last time we mentioned the Utah-based company that sells home security systems, we were thanking them (sort of) for returning $150,000 in Washington state money it took to move a new office and call center into Liberty Lake. The company then left Liberty Lake without completing a full year's operation here.

This week, Vivint shows up in a number of stories coming out of the recent Black Hat security event taking place in Las Vegas. One of the stories from Black Hat this month is a summary on NPR.org about one researcher, Logan Lamb, finding major security holes in home security tech. One of the companies the researcher said he hacked was from our friends at Vivint. Here's the NPR link.

Forbes has another story on the same issue, but takes the time and effort to seek comment from an IT dev manager at Vivint. It's also well worth reading.

OK, so bottom line. Nothing is secure.  Who knows, maybe the NSA asked Vivint and other firms to put holes in their systems, just to make its work a little easier.

Logan Lamb photo Source: NPR.org

 

 



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