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igloohome Smart Mortise
Now this is clever. A "smart lock" which doesn't require access to the internet; uses crypto to allow generation of transient time-limited access codes which you can give to other people, and a TOTP-style algorithm to generate one-time access codes. (via threeze)
via:threeze  smart-locks  locks  iot  crypto  igloohome  homes 
8 days ago by jm
Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’
Good advice, and I'd be pretty unhappy about this if it happened to me too.
If you’re a tenant in the US, it’s very likely that a management-provided smart home system is headed your way in the near future. Carefully evaluate your family’s personal threat model, and consider the plausible digital ways which these systems could be exploited.

Spend some time reading into the vendor. Respectfully and courteously encourage your property management company and their smart system vendor to adopt industry best practices in securing smart hubs physically and digitally, the networks they are connected to, and and resident data at rest and in transit in their infrastructure. Request your property managers clearly and decisively address privacy concerns such as data ownership and resale in writing. If solid answers in writing don’t assuage legitimate concerns, consider politely seeking an option to opt-out – and make your threat model clear to them, if you’re in a sensitive situation.
locks  iot  security  internetofshit  tenancy  renting  smart-hubs  smart-homes  smart-locks 
25 days ago by jm

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