The thing about this video that bothered me and my reason behind the post isn’t that I think SmartThings is bullet proof, or that it’s not insecure. It may very well be, and most likely is. As other people have said…anything can be hacked, and I agree with that 100%. Which is one of the reasons I’ve held off on getting a smart lock or smart garage door opener. Everything I have so far, even if it were completely hacked, the worst they could do is mess with my lights, or know when I’m home (which isn’t much of a feat anyways).
The part that bothered me was that the video will shy people away from using SmartThings. It puts it down and makes it sound like you should either go with a different system, or wait. It just bugs me when people don’t do their research or consult with other people. If they had noted in the video that in order for this hack to work, you must down load his custom code and publish it manually to your SmartThings system, then I wouldn’t have been nearly as bothered.
The majority of SmartThings users probably don’t use the IDE and probably don’t load up custom code and the stock routines and market apps probably work just fine for them.
In my opinion, they made this so called “hack” seem like it’s some huge deal killer for SmartThings.