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Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Chilling New Spam News

We have become inured to news of computers being compromised by malicious software, but how about refrigerators? A California-based security firm has uncovered a network of 100,000 devices, about 25,000 of which were smart devices such as kitchen appliances, home media systems, and televisions, that were infected with malware that used them to send out about 750,000 spam emails. The problem is expected to worsen as more and more vulnerable, web-connected "smart" devices make their way into people's homes. More...
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 4:47:07 AM

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I've long suspected my fridge and my stereo having an affair.
Can't begin to imagine what the offspring would be like. Think
Guto André
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:21:38 AM

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Unbelievable. As grows technology up as increase people to spoil it out.
Luker4
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 9:31:15 AM

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[IMcRout wrote:]
I've long suspected my fridge and my stereo having an affair.
Can't begin to imagine what the offspring would be like. Think
Drool

cool and loud I guess Think
Professor
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:33:11 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Chilling New Spam News

We have become inured to news of computers being compromised by malicious software, but how about refrigerators? A California-based security firm has uncovered a network of 100,000 devices, about 25,000 of which were smart devices such as kitchen appliances, home media systems, and televisions, that were infected with malware that used them to send out about 750,000 spam emails. The problem is expected to worsen as more and more vulnerable, web-connected "smart" devices make their way into people's homes. More...


What is the world coming to? We can put a man on the moon, find Osama bin Laden but we cannot track who initiated a virus on the internet. Come-on, we must create a unique finger print for each device before "they" take over the earth.
GreenBanana
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:54:18 AM

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WHY THE FUCK DO YOU NEED A FRIDGE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET!?
Luker4
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:35:20 AM

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yes Whistle that's a very frustrating subject Whistle Whistle

why do it? .........to challenge hackers of course!

"hey I have my fridge connected to the internet what can you do about it" Whistle
Kirk Stephens
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:03:53 PM

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Gee. Who did NOT see this coming ?
mangezi
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 3:48:44 PM

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GreenBanana wrote:
WHY THE FUCK DO YOU NEED A FRIDGE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET!?
Eh! Greenbanana, I have got one! I email it, instagram it, or dm it to spew out the frozen beef and instruct the microwave to "unthaw" the chilled flesh for the pot. It's a complex chain but by they time I get home the food is ready on the table through internet-connected kitchenware. Hahahahaha fantasy!
Lucy Yang
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 5:10:32 PM

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Professor wrote:
We can put a man on the moon, find Osama bin Laden but we cannot track who initiated a virus on the internet. Come-on, we must create a unique finger print for each device before "they" take over the earth.


Have you read TIME's article The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn, and Murder Hide Online? You might find it interesting/a bit shocking.
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