A follow up to my security post. I was in Merry Hill today and they have people there pushing Hive.
I asked the question of how secure their box is and after some discussion they rang their technical people. They started off by telling me how secure British Gas servers were and when pressed about the kit installed with a customer, I was bounced around various technical "experts" who finally came up with the admission that the little square box that you connect to your router is in fact an unsecured computer provided by British Gas on a port that you've thoughtfully opened on your router for it. As well as sitting there waiting for your smart phone connection, because it is unsecured, it is also sitting waiting for any hacker to attempt to compromise it.
For the people that install Hive, I just hope the botnet that your little square box becomes part of is only distributing spam emails and not something a whole lot nastier.
"Don't believe everything you read on the Internet" - Winston Churchill