Data Breach

Samung SmartThings Hack

If you have used  the Samsung SmartThings system on an Apple or Windows device (phone or tablet) please contact us by filling out the form on this page or calling 817-455-6822.

New reports have revealed that the SmartThings app allows hackers to break into the SmartThings system. The University of Michigan hacked Samsung SmartThings in four successful attacks and used the system’s own SmartApps to carry out each one. Contact us for the investigation by filling out the form or calling 817-455-6822.

 

SmartThings is a home security system that Samsungs advertises and says it “lets you easily monitor, control, and secure your home from anywhere.” The product allows consumers to monitor their homes from anywhere using the Samsung app designed for smart phones and tablets.

Researchers have found the biggest problem is that 40 percent of the apps are “over-privileged”—meaning that one can gain access to more operations on the device than it needs to perform its function. And an over-privileged app is the security loop-hole that allows hackers to create back doors into the SmartThings system.

The research suggests that Samsung SmartThings system may be flawed and users of the system may be at risk of hackers. This has led to our investigation into Samsung SmartThings systems.

If you, or someone you know, has purchased a Samsung SmartThings system, please contact us to discuss your potential claim. Fill out the form on this page or call 817-455-6822.

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