Gizmodo has an article on a hacked coffee maker. IoT devices are poorly made and vulnerable.
Yes, I know another rant about lack of privacy. But it does matter.
Currently, as Mr. Sanger says, no hard-wired power-interruption switch is available on ANY portable electronic device I can think of off hand. […] Therefore, when you see an entire industry doing something bad, you must immediately follow the money. Clearly, there’s money being made from spying on customers and selling the data.
Read the whole thing.
This is a useful—and, unfortunately, an increasingly necessary—skill. Read more.
This should give people pause. But don’t count on it.
“Researchers have devised a simple attack that might cause a Tesla to automatically steer into oncoming traffic under certain conditions. The proof-of-concept exploit works not by hacking into the car’s onboard computing system. Instead, it works by using small, inconspicuous stickers that trick the Enhanced Autopilot of a Model S 75 into detecting and then following a change in the current lane.”
The internet of
sh*t things sure has a lot of downside. Read about another example of awful.