When it comes to smart home security, cameras are the worst

Gigaom

Don’t freak out, but the products inside your smart home have some serious security flaws, according to a new report out from enterprise security research firm Synack. The company tested 16 popular devices over the holidays and determined that connected cameras were the least secure. Products ranging from the SmartThings hub to the Nest and Lyric thermostats also had some significant problems.

Colby Moore, a security research analyst who compiled the report, said it took him about 20 minutes to break into each of the assorted devices and he only found one — the Kidde connected smoke detector — that didn’t have any significant flaws. Before we break down each device’s big problems, the macro picture from the report was that there are no real standards in the connected home security space, and perhaps we should come up with some.

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