Internet of Shit
As a long time Carlin fan, I was morbidly curious. I wish I had never clicked the link.
For some reason, Samsung apps designed to control internet-connected washer and dryers require "bogus," "absurd," "unacceptable," "pesky," and "awful" permissions.
We may have made a horrible mistake by unnecessarily making our consumer electronics devices smart—and removing generations of future use in the process.
Since companies won’t secure the internet of broken things, researchers are trying to educate consumers as to the security and privacy risks.
Owners of the Flywheel Fly Anywhere Bike can trade it in to Peloton, but the details aren’t clear.
Biggest IoT study ever finds “smart” devices hoover up a universe of user behavior data and share it with a laundry list of global third parties, frequently with little transparency to the end user.
Cisco Talos researchers report finding eight security vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ that can allow attackers to take over the camera, prevent its use or allow code execution.
The social robot 'Jibo' announced to people who owned one that it will soon be dying.
The “moderate to severe” vulnerabilities discovered by the hacker LimitedResults have since been fixed, according to the smart bulb company LIFX.
The Anonymous Calgary Hivemind has been systematically hacking into smart home security cameras to warn their owners.
Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.