Comcast XFINITY Home Security fails to properly handle wireless communications disruption

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/418072
     
  2. hawki

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    "Comcast home security exploit could let burglars in...........

    Comcast's Xfinity Home system is supposed to keep your whole house secure, but a recently published vulnerability could leave things wide open. Researchers at Rapid7 report that you can use a quirk in the 2.4GHz wireless frequency to break communications with security sensors, forcing them to fail open and take a long time (several minutes to 3 hours) to reconnect. As the system doesn't even recognize the lost connection, that gives intruders free rein -- you might not know that anything's wrong until it's too late..."

    http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/06/comcast-xfinity-home-security-hole/
     
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