SimpliSafe Hacking Vulnerability
You can see our response to these articles here: http://simplisafe.com/blog/our-commitment-to-your-security
Just read this article about how easy it is to hack the SimpliSafe system and disarm the alarm:
Great! I just installed one in my home. Haven't posted the yard signs yet and now I don't plan to; no sense letting everyone know I have a vulnerable system! (Maybe I can find some ADT signs to use as a decoy...)
I also did not realize this:
SimpliSafe has also installed a one-time programmable chip in its alarm, meaning there's no chance of an over-the-air update. It means there's no patch coming, leaving all owners without a remedy other than to stop using the equipment...
SimpliSafe spokesperson Melina Engel told FORBES that it was planning on releasing hardware with over-the-air firmware updates and that customers would be given a discount on those once they are available.
Thanks! Now I have to buy something else to make the system I thought was secure actually secure...