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These straighteners can be hacked. Security researchers at Pen Test Partners bought a pair and tested them out. They found that it was easy to send malicious Bluetooth commands within range to remotely control an owner’s straighteners. There is a caveat, said Kennedy.
If the owner hasn’t connected their phone or they go out of range, only then can an attacker target the device. Here at TechCrunch we’re all for setting things on fire “for journalism,” but in this case the numbers speak for themselves. The app hasn’t been updated since June 2018, suggesting a fix has yet to be put in place.
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