Your Z-Wave smart home gadgets just got more secure – CNET

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Smart home gadgets typically use some sort of wireless radio to communicate with each other — and the creators of those gadgets must take steps to ensure that those wireless transmissions are secure. Now, the makers of the popular Z-Wave protocol are implementing stricter security standards designed to keep your connected home safe from attack.

Source: Your Z-Wave smart home gadgets just got more secure – CNET

Mandatory Security Implementation for All Z-Wave Certified IoT Devices Takes Effect Today – Z-Wave Alliance

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Per the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors vote in November 2016, all Z-Wave devices submitted for certification will include new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework

 FREMONT, CA– April 2, 2017 at 9 AM EST – The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of today will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.

Source: Mandatory Security Implementation for All Z-Wave Certified IoT Devices Takes Effect Today – Z-Wave Alliance