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MORE AND MORE HOMES ACROSS NORTH TEXAS HAVE FOR-SALE SIGNS ACROSS THE FRONT YARD. STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SELL YOUR HOME. TOO SMART LET’S MAKE IT EASIER FOR HACKERS TO GET INSIDE YOUR PLACE? Reporter: THESE KEY BOXES YOU SEE HANGING ON DOORS ALLOW REALTORS TO GET INSIDE AND SHOW HOMES. COLLIN COUNTY REALTORS WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST TO GET UP GRADED DEVICES THEY CAN OPEN WITH THEIR CELL PHONES. IT IS A KEY LOCKED INSIDE A BOX THAT HANGS FROM THE FRONT DOOR OF THE PROPERTY FOR SALE THAT REALTORS LIKE TINA HAVE ACCESS TO. THIS IS HOW REALTORS COME IN AND SELL HOUSES. Reporter: AS MANY AS 7000 REALTORS IN COLLIN COUNTY ARE PICKING UP NEW SUPER I BOX BE TLE LOCKBOXES TODAY. THEY WILL BE THE FIRST TO USE AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE BOX THAT THEY CAN OPEN USING AN APPLE MESONS. WE ARE ONE OF THE VERY FIRST ASSOCIATIONS TO ROLL OUT THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY. Reporter: TECHNOLOGY THAT THIS VIDEO SUGGESTS — HACKERS CAN ALREADY OPEN. THE CRYPTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL ON BOTH DEVICES ARE ON ALL THOSE MEDALS IS IDENTICAL. THE SAME KEY IS USED TO OPEN THE OLDER BOX AS IS USED TO OPEN THE BRAND-NEW. Reporter: IT’S VIDEO FROM A CONVENTION OF HACKERS CALLED BACK CAT. ROBERT SAYS THIS SHOULD WORRY US. IT USED TO JUST BE A KEY IT IS SIMPLE. NOW WE HAVE COMPLICATED IT WITH ELECTRONIC LOCKBOXES. Reporter: THE CYBER SECURITY EXPERT SAYS EVEN IF NEW TECHNOLOGY IT’S NOT WORTH THE SMALL CONVENIENCE IT OFFERS. REALTORS LIKE ORTON DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE CONCERNS BUT SHE HAS CONFIDENCE THAT BOXES ARE SAFE. WE DO NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO A PERSON’S PROPERTY SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. Reporter: WE WERE ASKED TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE BOXES AND WE DID THAT HAVE YET TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE. THE COLLIN COUNTY REALTORS ASSOCIATION HAS MORE THAN 7000 BOXES READY TO GO ON SALE TODAY

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