August Smart Lock & Smart Lock Pro

August Smart Lock & Smart Lock Pro

Fecha de la reseña 02/11/2020

This smart lock from August uses a Bluetooth connection to unlock your door. That means you and your phone or Apple Watch have to be close by (about 30 feet or so) to unlock your door. These smart locks also have an auto-lock that let you set your door to automatically lock up to 30 minutes after you leave. Or auto-unlock when you get home so if you hands are full, no fumbling for your phone. Are Bluetooth smart locks safe? Many security experts recommend against them as Bluetooth technology has shown to have some well-known security vulnerabilities.

Qué podría pasar si algo falla

Security researchers found a vulnerability in a version of August's smart locks that use the Connect add-on to connect to WiFi that could let hackers take over your home WiFi. This smart lock connects via Bluetooth with the Connect add-on and option to connect it to your WiFi. This is a good reminder that smart locks bring convenience and some added layer of security in that you can track who comes and goes to your home and give temporary access to people like your babysitter and then revoke that access after a set period of time. But smart locks also come with some additional security concerns. August doesn't sell user data, which is good. Still, it wouldn't be any fun to get locked out of your own home because of a security flaw in your smart lock.

Privacidad

¿Me puede espiar?

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

Micrófono

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

Hace seguimiento de la ubicación

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

¿Qué se requiere para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila?

¿Cómo se utilizan estos datos?

If you enable the auto-unlock feature, location information will only be stored on your device. August does not sell your personal information.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

You can request that data be deleted.

¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?

Necesita mejoras

Older versions of the August Smart Lock that pair with the August Connect may make your Wifi network vulerable to hackers. August was notified about the vulnerability in December 2019, but may not have fixed the problem. August implies that this problem is low risk.

¿Se puede usar el producto sin conexión?

No

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

No

Enlaces a información de privacidad

Seguridad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad?

Cifrado

Data is encrypted in transit.

Contraseña fuerte

Actualizaciones de seguridad

Gestionar las vulnerabilidades

August accepts reports of vulnerabilities through [email protected], and engages respectfully with researchers, remediates the associated vulnerabilities, and assists them in publishing their findings.

Política de privacidad

Inteligencia artificial

¿El producto usa la inteligencia artificial?

No

Información de contacto de la empresa

Actualizaciones

August smart locks could be giving hackers your Wi-Fi credentials
Molly Price
August smart locks are a favorite among consumers and tech reviewers alike. At CNET we've recommended most August locks in their short tenure on the market, including the most recent August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. A new report, however, suggests setting up those smart locks might not be as secure as it should be.

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