Smart locks may not be as smart as you hope


When it comes to smart lock security, users often worry that a hacker could bypass a device’s built-in security to gain access to their home. However, Bitdefender has discovered a new vulnerability in the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect which could give a hacker full access to a user’s entire Wi-Fi network.

PCMag has partnered with Bitdefender’s IoT security team to gain insights into the security flaws that affect smart home devices and the news outlet has released a new report on the matter while the security firm has published a white paper titled “Cracking the August SmartLock: WiFi Password Eavesdropping Made Easy”.

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