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Old 14-06-18, 23:39
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Default The $99 digital padlock that kept crooks out… for 2 whole seconds

Not very impressive! This story comes from Sophos' Naked Security:

The $99 digital padlock that kept crooks out… for 2 whole seconds – Naked Security
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Imagine if you could walk up to your bicycle, unlock it within two seconds, and ride off without grubbing in your pocket for keys, without spinning a combination dial with cold, wet hands, and without fiddling around with a mobile phone app to tell the lock to open.

What if you could just swipe your finger over the lock and open it as easily as you unlock your mobile phone with its fingerprint scanner?
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From BBC News Technology:

Smart lock can be hacked 'in seconds' - BBC News
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A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found.

On its website, Tapplock is described as the "world's first smart fingerprint padlock".

But researchers said it took just 45 minutes to find a way to unlock any Tapplock.

In response, the firm acknowledged the flaw and said it was issuing "an important security patch".
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More from The Register:

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist • The Register
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Tapplock: Once, twice, three times a screwup
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LockPickingLawyer on Twitter: "The company that sent me the pictured fingerprint lock has provided the security quote of the year: “...the lock is invincible to the people who do not have a screwdriver.”… https://t.co/W0pBMgCYHI"

From ZDNet:

Another flaw hits Tapplock smart locks, thanks to leaky server | ZDNet
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Anyone could pull a lock's location and unlock code details directly from the company's servers.

Anyone could pull a lock's location and unlock code details directly from the company's servers.
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From Sophos' Naked Security and CNET:

The “world’s worst” smart padlock – it’s EVEN WORSE than we thought – Naked Security

Tapplock smart lock has a new, even more ridiculous security flaw - CNET
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