Articles tagged with: Security Systems
Two researchers at DefCon in Las Vegas showed how they can hack into X10 and Z-Wave home automation systems that are connected to the homes power lines – and they did this with a handheld device.
These hackers showed how, using a network sniffer connected to the broadband network via an electrical outlet, they could manipulate 15 different neighbors’ lights, HVAC and security systems that communicate via the power line. They were successful only because the manufacturers did not adequately encrypt the data running on the network. They also showed how they were able to track …
Residential Systems (July 2006)
The primary function of a touchscreen hasn’t changed very much since it first appeared in the early 1970’s. While an increasing number of electronic devices undergo technologic enhancements and are integrated into ever more complex home systems, the touchscreen remains the gatekeeper, controlling and keeping lights, A/V equipment, and security systems in order.