Update Bricks Smart Locks At Many Airbnb locations

This isn’t the first time we’ve covered IoT issues… and it won’t be the last.

Here’s a crazy example of how cloud updates can affect business.

The smart lock preferred by many Airbnb locations sent a software update that ended up bricking hundreds of locks.

We’ve stayed at Airbnb properties recently (even last week). Glad this didn’t happen in the location we were at… but it could have.

This IoT thing has a lot of promise, for sure – but almost daily now we see examples of just how horribly wrong things can go. Fun times.

Two different links, because both have a slightly different take on this situation.

http://gizmodo.com/smart-locks-used-by-airbnb-get-bricked-by-software-upda-1797839523

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254177-internet-things-smart-locks-bricked-bad-firmware-update

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