Samsung Smart Fridge Can Give Hackers Access To Your Gmail Account


Technology comes with its own risks and can destroy your social accounts in a flash sometimes. Amongst many technological advancements that the world has seen lately, one is Samsung Smart Fridge. The company claims to provide you virtual control of your fridge, but a recent report claims that this type of communication between you and fridge can exploit your Gmail account to hackers.

According to a recently published news in The Register, Pen Test Partners that has expertise in finding expertise has found a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in smart fridges of Samsung. The report claims that when data is transferred between the fridge and user’s Gmail account, hackers can easily steal it.

Samsung’s RF28HMELBSR fridge allows users to show their Gmail calendar on its display with the help of Wi-Fi facility. Although Samsung claims to implement Secure Sockets Layer on this fridge, it fails to validate the certificate that fulfill SSL protocols. For a certificate to be valid, the browser has to receive a confirmation code from the host of the website; unfortunately, Samsung smart fridge fails to do so.

It’s not the first time when Pen Test Partners has discovered something vulnerable in Samsung devices. Earlier, the company found out that Samsung Smart TVs failed to encrypt voice recordings sent over the internet.

Samsung is yet to comment on this matter.


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