Award-Winning Smart Lock Can be Hacked in Seconds, Researchers Say
Security expert Andrew Tierney from Pen Test Partners (PTP) recently revealed in a blog post that he was able to unlock a high-tech fingerprint-secured padlock using a smartphone.
Tierney said that it took him 45 minutes to figure out how to hack the Tapplock which he was able to unlock in just 2 seconds. He added that lock’s software was not able to adequately secure the data it broadcasts, leaving it vulnerable to several “trivial” attacks.
In response to the discovery, the lock company said that it will be issuing a software update to address the issue and advised customers to also update their firmware.