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Researcher finds flaw in Comcast XFINITY home security system

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    Comcast’s XFINITY Home Security System can be readily exploited so it registers that doors and windows in customers’ homes are closed when they are actually open, Rapid7 has discovered.

    Fixing the problem requires a software or firmware upgrade, Rapid7 says. Comcast hasn’t responded to Rapid7s November notifications about the flaw, the company says.

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    Comcast hasn’t responded to an email asking for comment, but this story will be updated when it does.

    The security system consists of a sensor placed at windows, doors and other locations to detect motion, and a base station. When the sensor is triggered, it notifies the base station, which alarms that there is an intrusion.

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