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Researchers turn LG’s Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner into a real-time spying device

27
Oct
2017
Researchers turn LG’s Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner into a real-time spying device

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Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in LG’s smart home infrastructure that could have allowed hackers to take over the legitimate user’s account and, through it, take remote control of all the LG SmartThinQ home appliances.

These appliances include dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, dryers, and robotic vacuum cleaners.

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