Are Smart Padlocks Secure Enough to Protect Your Packages?

By on Nov 19, 2019

“Hackable?” host Geoff Siskind likes to shop online. A lot. What he doesn’t like is how often his packages are stolen from his front porch. Desperate for a solution, he’s intrigued by smart padlocks that promise to protect packages. But after five seasons of hosting “Hackable?” Geoff is skeptical that anything smart is also secure.

On the latest episode, he joins McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team to learn if what looks like a foolproof way to secure your packages may, in fact, turn out to be anything but. Is a smart lockbox enough to deter digital porch piracy? Or is this episode’s white-hat hacker able to pick the lock without breaking a sweat?

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