It turned out that a rosary with a “smart” cross from the Vatican can be cracked in just 15 minutes

A few days ago, the Vatican presented electronic rosary beads with a “smart” eRosary cross, which are designed to

to introduce the younger generation to the faith. But, as it turned out, they were not without sin: a serious vulnerability was found in the device.

How it works

A cybersecurity specialist was able to hackeRosary using the proprietary Click to Pray application, which synchronizes the spiritual device with the servers of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network in just 15 minutes.

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To do this, he only needed an addressemail linked to eRosary. After this, the hacker gained access to the account and all the user’s personal data: birthday, gender, height, weight, photo, as well as location data.

In addition, after the hacker was able to delete the user account.

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The specialist who discovered the vulnerability contacted the developers and told them about the problem. The vulnerability was quickly fixed.