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Flaws in Comcast's Xfinity Home Security: System fails to warn homeowners of intruders

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 5, 2016.

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    Rapid7 disclosed serious flaws in Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security system which thieves or thugs could exploit to break into homes while the homeowners continue to receive 'it’s-all-good' messages even as an intruder moves about the house. Even worse, there currently is no fix.

    Comcast customers might be induced to sign up for one of the Xfinity Home Security packages as the company suggests options like being able to check in on your kids, your pets, and “the things you love most.” With Xfinity Home Security, Comcast said you can “Sit back. Relax. You’re in control.” But today Rapid7 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Xfinity Home Security, flaws that can cause the security system to fail to sense motion and instead continue to report “All sensors are intact and all doors are closed. No motion is detected.”

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