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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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