Always follow the money with these security issues

Story: Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet?Total Replies: 4
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Jan 22, 2014
12:19 AM EDT
Whenever one of these security issues comes up look at the financial interests of those raising an alarm. Most of the time is one of the Microsoft oriented virus/malware bunch raising a red flag. Whenever it involves Linux it is best to get really suspicious. In this case it is vendors supposedly putting unpatched older code in their boxes. The problem is they can't document abuses. Maybe someday they will figure out that embedded systems don't work the same way as PCs.

Jan 22, 2014
6:26 AM EDT
Why on earth does a fridge need to be connected to a network in the first place

Jan 22, 2014
9:44 AM EDT
It's the Internet of Things! It must be connected because it can be! You NEED to have your refrigerator report to your phone when the milk goes bad!

Jan 22, 2014
12:47 PM EDT
@gary: So that, when your kids are all grown and no longer generating artwork suitable to stick on the fridge with magnets, that otherwise unused surface can be put to work browsing 4chan.

Jan 22, 2014
6:46 PM EDT
@cr, that would be one way to make losing weight a little easier.

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