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      Botched Firmware Update Bricks Hundreds of Smart Door Locks
      By Catalin Cimpanu | August 12, 2017

       
      On Tuesday, August 8, smart locks manufacturer LockState botched an over-the-air firmware update for its WiFi enabled smart locks, causing the devices to lose connectivity to the vendor’s servers and the ability to open doors for its users.

      Only one LockState product was affected, which is the LockState RemoteLock 6i (also known as 6000i).

      The device costs $469 and is sold mainly to Airbnb hosts via an official partnership LockState has signed with the company. Hosts use the smart locks to configure custom access codes for each Airbnb renter without needing to give out a physical key to each one.

      The company is asking customers to send in their affected locks so engineers could update the device with the proper software. LockState estimates that the total time to fix and return the product will be around 5 to 7 days. Customers can also choose to have the product replaced altogether, but LockState says this will take between 14 to 18 days.

       
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