Can TVs and refrigerators really spew botnet spam

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by siljaline, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. siljaline

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    Bosch's Home Connect app will control competitors' appliances
    http://www.cnet.com/news/boschs-home-connect-app-will-control-competitors-appliances/
     
  2. siljaline

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    Infecting DVRs with Bitcoin-mining malware even easier than you suspected
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...oin-mining-malware-even-easier-you-suspected/
     
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/10/smarttv_bugging/
     
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    The idea that internet capable appliances and other IoT devices can be taken over isn't really a surprise to me. What really gets me is that they'd go through all that trouble to send spam. What a waste of time and talent.
     
  5. siljaline

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    Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/12/glenn-greenwald-nsa-tampers-us-internet-routers-snowden
     
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    Samsung's NX300 cam is bad in bed: Snatch victims' pics over the air
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/08/samsung_nx300_security_review/
     
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    I predict that some people @ Google are ODD & mentally ill !
     
  10. TheWindBringeth

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    In 2025...

    #1 = View one ad for a short flush
    #2 = View two ads for a full flush
     
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    If they have their way, their ads will be the digital equivalent of a cockroach infestation. What we need is a Google exterminator that works on all those forms of lowlife.
     
  12. siljaline

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    You may soon need to install a thermostat or fridge adblocker
    http://www.ghacks.net/2014/05/21/may-soon-need-install-thermostat-fridge-adblocker/
     
  13. Nebulus

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    I seriously don't know why would someone connect a fridge to the internet...
     
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    There should be no returns on an appliance with a bug in it. I am sure it is in the warranty somewhere.
     
  15. siljaline

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    Keurig coffee pods and DRM in the news again.
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/30/5857030/keurig-digital-rights-management-coffee-pod-pirates
     
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    Crazy :(
     
  18. mirimir

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    They should start saying "the Internet of things that go 'bump' in the night" ;)
     
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    Hacking Your Fridge – Internet of Things Security.

    Reference: Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS.

    -- Tom
     
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    Novartis and Google to develop 'smart' contact lens
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    Connected devices have huge security holes
    http://www.zdnet.com/connected-devices-have-huge-security-holes-7000032131/
     
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    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/30/internet-of-things/
     
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