Aga app ‘could let hackers turn off oven’ – BBC News

Image copyright Aga Image caption A insurance researcher perceived the questions when considering whether to upgrade to the latest Aga model

An app that makes Aga cooker owners remotely control their ovens could be hijacked by hackers, a cybersecurity researcher has claimed.

Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners was thinking of refurbishing his Aga when he found vulnerabilities in the apps used to control the newest models.

It entails ovens could be turned on or off, though not in a way that procreates the cookers dangerous.

Aga has said it has contacted the third party that provided the system.

“If you two are maliciously motivated, it wouldn’t is not easy to switch off people’s Aga’s remotely, ” Mr Munro told the BBC.