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Glitch in Hive smart thermostat sends temperatures soaring to nearly 90 degrees

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 29, 2016.

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    You may have seen movies which feature some evil house that is out to get the occupants, but those usually aren’t smart homes. In real life if you use connected devices to make your home “smart,” then you might expect potential security flaws, but you don’t expect those IoT devices to act like they are possessed and to negatively control your house on their own.

    While you don’t want to freeze in the winter, there’s a big difference between being toasty in your home and being roasted alive. Yet some British Gas customers who have adopted Hive smart thermostats were at the mercy of the devices which sent temperatures soaring to nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit (89.6). After the Hive thermostat, which has an app that works as the “remote control,” completely glitched out, some users took to Twitter to express their displeasure.

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