This fingerprint-verified smart lock can be foiled by a magnet
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Tapplock, a company that makes fingerprint-verified locks, has had a rough time with its locks security. The companys flagship lock, which has been available since 2019, is apparently easy to pop open with a magnet. YouTuber LockPickingLawyer published a video last week showing how he could use a powerful magnet to turn the motor inside the Tapplock One Plus, causing it to open. The entire process takes less than 30 seconds.
The Tapplock One Plus costs $99 and features a fingerprint sensor. It also has built-in Bluetooth, so people can unlock it using an app. In response to the video, Tapplock commented: Wow! Shout out to LPL for finding this exploit. Working on a fix with magnetic shielding, will be back.
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