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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

Roland6 Silver badge

Nothing new here really..

"Miscreants can remotely turn off and on posh Aga ovens via unauthenticated text messages, security researchers have warned.

All the hijackers need is the phone numbers of the appliances."

The use of SMS or even simple dialup to control devices such as hall heating systems has been around for some decades: If you know the phone number you can turn the heating on/off in my local village hall.

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