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Belkin WeMo In Danger Of Hacks

Smart home networks are rapidly gaining popularity, but some security experts worry that not enough encryption controls are coming with the products. Security firm IOActive released an advisory (PDF) saying more than half a million Belkin WeMo devices are susceptible to widespread hacks. The firm uncovered several vulnerabilities in these devices, which would let hackers gain…

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Microsoft Acquires R2 Studios

R2 Studios is a company dedicated to home automation and home theater control. They have already created an App for Android call R2 Control for Crestron that can be used to control home devices such as: home theater equipment, lighting, security, thermostats, and other connected home devices. Microsoft Apple, and Google were all looking into acquiring R2…

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