UK utility heating app becomes 'burglar's dream'

British Gas has been forced to ramp up security on a 'smart heating' app installed in thousands of homes after it was exposed as a 'burglar's dream' which could tell criminals when to break in.

The Hive Active Heating app is intended to allow customers to heat their homes remotely and program a schedule for when to turn the heating on and off.

But user data was being sent without encryption, meaning that hackers could have tapped into customers' wi-fi and stolen their information.

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