August Smart Locks

August Smart Locks

August
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Passé en revue le : 8 novembre 2021

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Mozilla a effectué 6 heures de recherches
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Vote du public : Pas flippant

All August smart locks connect over Bluetooth for keyless entry. That means you and your phone or Apple Watch have to be close by (about 30 feet or so) to unlock your door. You can also pay a little more to get their Connect WiFi Bridge so you can unlock your door from anywhere with a WiFi connection. Visiting Grandma and need to check and make sure you locked up your house? Just open the app and check the door status. You can also give guests virtual keys and keep track of who comes and goes at your abode. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant. 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.

Que pourrait-il se passer en cas de problème ?

Smart locks are one of those connected devices that seem to worry lots of people. The pros: They offer a lot of convenience with multiple ways to unlock the door to your home, a way to track who comes and goes from your home, they can allow you give out a keypad number to people like a babysitter and then revoke that when they no longer need access, and they can help you make sure you locked your front door when your anxiety kicks in on vacation. The cons: They can be vulnerable to any number of things such as power outages, lost or compromised phones, ransomware attacks on the company who made your lock, product security vulnerabilities, WiFi and/or Bluetooth vulnerabilities, home hub vulnerabilities, bad software updates, data leaks, and more.

With all that said, how do August Smart Locks stack up? On the security side, in 2019, 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. The versions of August smart locks with WiFi built-in didn't seem to be vulnerable to this security threat.

On the privacy side of things, August seems to do better. August doesn't sell your personal information, which is good. They also say they will only use your personal information to send you relevant content where they have your consent to do so. This is also good. All in all, August seems to do a good job with users’ privacy. Just be careful with what you share with third parties such as Alexa or Google Assistant as they can collect data on you too.

What’s the worst that could happen? Well, it’s entirely possible August could suffer a ransomware attack where bad people hold all smart lock access hostage unless August pays up. You can’t get into your home, your pup really has to pee, and things go south from there. You and your pup really don’t want that.

Conseils pour vous protéger

  • Check out tips to ensure your smart lock safety
  • Maintain a strong door
  • Choose a secure access code
  • Set up two-factor authentication
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Ce produit peut-il m’espionner ? informations

Caméra

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Microphone

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Piste la géolocalisation

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Que peut-on utiliser pour s’inscrire ?

Quelles données l’entreprise collecte-t-elle ?

Comment l’entreprise utilise-t-elle les données ?

August does not sell your personal information.

If you enable the Auto-Unlock feature, location information will only be stored on your device.

August may share your information with organizations affiliated with our parent company, the ASSA ABLOY Group. August may choose to aggregate or anonymize your information and share it with partners or others for market research or other business purposes.

Comment pouvez-vous contrôler vos données ?

You can request that data be deleted. You are always responsible for the photos, videos, and other personal data captured of your guests, and August provides no remediation for guests to remove photos, videos or other personal data from our systems unless expressly authorized by you.

Quel est l’historique de l’entreprise en matière de protection des données des utilisateurs et utilisatrices ?

À améliorer

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

Ce produit peut-il être utilisé hors connexion ?

Oui

Informations relatives à la vie privée accessibles et compréhensibles ?

Non

Liens vers les informations concernant la vie privée

Ce produit respecte-t-il nos critères élémentaires de sécurité ? informations

Oui

Chiffrement

Oui

Mot de passe robuste

Ne s’applique pas

Mises à jour de sécurité

Oui

Gestion des vulnérabilités

Oui

August accepts reports of vulnerabilities through [email protected]

Politique de confidentialité

Oui

Le produit utilise-t-il une IA ? informations

Non

n/a

*confidentialité non incluse

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  • Cracking the August SmartLock: WiFi Password Eavesdropping Made Easy
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  • Can Smart Locks Be Hacked? And How to Prevent It
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  • Use A Smart Lock? Get In The Sea, 73% Of Security Professionals Say
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  • Should I get a smart lock? The pros and cons of going digital on your door
    USA Today
  • Best Smart Locks of 2021
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  • Smart door locks in the US miss out on real privacy. This company proves it
    CNET
  • Can Smart Locks be Hacked? (2021)
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