Monday, August 5, 2013

Researchers reveal that millions of ‘secure’ Kwikset smartkey locks can be opened with simple tools

Madison Ruppert
End the Lie

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screenshot from video uploaded by Wired
If you are one of the millions of people who have Kwikset smartkey locks on your home, it’s time to seriously consider changing those out for something a bit more secure.

Despite the security claims made about the smartkey locks, researchers demonstrated the ability to bypass the locks with “a screwdriver and a paper clip” and will present the technique at the DefCon hacker conference today.