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It appears that smart devices manufacturer August has a problem on its hands with its Smart Lock Pro + Connect, which is an app-enabled lock for residential homeowners. The Smart Lock Pro + Connect has been around since 2017, and is one of August’s most popular smart home products. So, any cracks in the security of the lock could leave millions of customers vulnerable to hackers, which is just what has been discovered thanks to a new investigation. The folks at Bitdefender in conjunction with PCMag found a weakness in security during the setup process for the lock. During initial setup, the Smart Lock Pro + Connect acts in effect like an access point, and gains access to... Read more...
Is there anything that Alexa can’t do? The Alexa-powered Echo first launched nearly two years ago and it has grown from a seemingly tame voice-activated “smart” speaker to a home automation hub that features over 1400 “Skills”. And the Echo family itself has grown to include the Echo Tap and Echo Dot. Today, August Home has announced that one more Alexa skill is coming to the Echo family; one that will enable you to lock your front door using the sound of your voice. The August Smart Lock is now baked into the Alexa ecosystem — to get started, simply say “Alexa, enable August Smart Lock” and the Skill will be added to your Echo’s repertoire. Or if you prefer, you can enable your August Smart... Read more...