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You Have One Week to Tell Amazon Not to   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-2 by WALTER784; 2194 views.
Showtalk said:

allowing strange people access to your home wifi. That doesn’t seem safe at all.

Bingo.

Wait until someone gets raided by the feds for something strange people used someone's home wifi to conduct illegal activity. I'd bet someone tech savvy has even made book on it. It's WHEN rather than IF that happens.

Same with things like smart light bulbs, refrigerators and other Internet of Things that were hastily rushed to market with no real regard for security. "Make it work and get it into the stores in time for Black Friday, and we'll worry about securing it some day."

And then we have refrigerators that get hijacked to participate in denial of service attacks, light bulbs used as a dark web server for child pornography, and Ring doorbells used to dox people.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-6

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Wait until someone gets raided by the feds for something strange people used someone's home wifi to conduct illegal activity. I'd bet someone tech savvy has even made book on it. It's WHEN rather than IF that happens.

Same with things like smart light bulbs, refrigerators and other Internet of Things that were hastily rushed to market with no real regard for security. "Make it work and get it into the stores in time for Black Friday, and we'll worry about securing it some day."

And then we have refrigerators that get hijacked to participate in denial of service attacks, light bulbs used as a dark web server for child pornography, and Ring doorbells used to dox people.

All of that... YES... and one even more scary thing is new model cars of today with their auto steering/driving features. Somebody could hack into your car and control it without your knowledge. Cause you to go through red lights, when you hit the brakes, your car accelerates instead because it's been hacked, etc. Those are the really scary and dangerous things.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Jun-6

It can also be used to turn off AC in summer and heat in winter.  

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-6

I saw that on a TV drama.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-6

Showtalk said...

I saw that on a TV drama.

That was probably one I saw about 15 or more years ago.

Back then... it was fiction, but today... it's real and can happen.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk

Jun-6

It can. 

WALTER784 said:

All of that... YES... and one even more scary thing is new model cars of today with their auto steering/driving features. Somebody could hack into your car and control it without your knowledge. Cause you to go through red lights, when you hit the brakes, your car accelerates instead because it's been hacked, etc. Those are the really scary and dangerous things.

One more reason I'm holding on to an older car right up until the wheels fall off. Looks like a lot of people will hopefully push back on this kind of stuff.

Yep. I do not trust Alexa at all and have no problem rooting a phone to delete it from anything where it was factory installed.

Showtalk said:

It can also be used to turn off AC in summer and heat in winter.

Another reason to not allow that kind of stuff in one's home.

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