The rise of “smart” devices such as alarms and garage door openers has been a welcome convenience for many people, but it comes with a serious downside: security vulnerabilities. The manufacturer Nexx has been called out for serious security issues in its products, which could allow an attacker to receive sensitive information, make API requests, or hijack devices. Even worse, Nexx has ignored attempts from security researchers and the Department of Homeland Security to get the problems fixed.
These vulnerabilities are particularly concerning because over 40,000 of these devices are located in residential and commercial properties, meaning that a hacker could remotely open or close the garage door, seize control of alarms, and switch on (or switch off) customers’ “smart” plugs. The risk of this happening to customers is very real, and Nexx has failed to take even the most basic steps to protect them.
The best advice is to avoid Nexx products altogether. If you’re already a customer, disconnect them, ask for your money back, or chuck them in the trash. Don’t take the risk – it’s not worth it.
In conclusion, it’s important to remember that all “smart” devices come with potential security risks. It’s up to manufacturers like Nexx to take these risks seriously and ensure that customers are kept safe. Unfortunately, Nexx has failed to do so and customers should take the appropriate steps to protect themselves. Key points:
• Nexx has been called out for serious security vulnerabilities in its products.
• An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive information, make API requests, or hijack devices.
• Over 40,000 of these devices are located in residential and commercial properties.
• Nexx has not taken steps to warn customers about the security issues and fix them.
• Customers should avoid Nexx products, and those who already own them should disconnect them or ask for their money back.