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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Popular Motorized Hoverboards

By Thomas Kilbride
Not that long ago, motorized hoverboards were in the news – according to widespread reports, they had a tendency to catch on fire and even explode. Hoverboards were so dangerous that the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) issued a statement recommending consumers “look for indications of acceptance by recognized testing organizations” when purchasing the devices. Consumers were even advised to not leave them unattended due to the risk of fires. The Federal Trade Commission has since established requirements that any hoverboard imported to the US meet baseline safety requirements set by Underwriters Laboratories.