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Siri Opens Smart Lock Letting Neighbor Into House

Apple’s HomeKit security has been foiled by a recently discovered security hole: it listens to Siri if you ask it to open the front door. A 31-year-old Missouri man by the name of Marcus (he asked Forbes not to use his last name) last week posted the tale on Reddit. As he told Forbes, a month ago, Marcus decided to set up his place as a smart home, all based on the Apple HomeKit smart-home gadget ecosystem.

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , September 28, 2016 at 12:48 p.m.

    Only the tip of the iceberg.  At least when someone breaks in with a crowbar, they leave a trail.
    Go ahead, tie your house and car together with a cell when the hackers
    take your car , they can tell  your car to drive them to your house to rob you...............
    Welcome to Moronville

  2. Mark Westlake from GearBrain, September 28, 2016 at 12:58 p.m.

    This is another example on why we need voice activation and recognition built into these devices.  voice activation is a security risk that doesn't work on its own.

  3. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , September 28, 2016 at 3:50 p.m.

    Just a matter of time when someone will develop a "photoshop" style program to duplicate your voice.............................then what?   Maybe they'll call it "Echo"!!!!!!

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