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A security researcher named Baptiste Robert found a vulnerability in the Vatican’s app for a “wearable eRosary,” a little IoT device that reminded users to pray.

Apparently the app wasn’t so pure of heart and instead could easily be unlocked with an email address, allowing the nefarious to access user accounts.

The best thing? A Vatican programmer worked with Robert to close the exploit before the devil – or anyone else – was able to break into your prayer logs. Divine intervention, I’d say.


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By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.