Attackers can Disable SimpliSafe Alarms Remotely

  • A researcher at IOActive found that SimpliSafe home security system’a alarm can be disabled remotely without knowing the PIN.
  • Communication between system components are not protected allowing to launch a reply attack.
  • One needs to be at physical proximity to capture unencrypted signals and replay later.
  • This vulnerability cannot be patched by firmware update as Simplisafe uses onetime programmable micro controllers.
  • A recent HP IoT study shows that most of top 10 popular home security systems lacks protection against sophisticated attackers.


HP IoT Study

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