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Got your eye on an Internet connected Coffee maker? might want to read this first

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https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/mr-coffee-with-wemo-double-roast/

 

Shows how buggy firmware can allow someone to bypass your home network's security. no matter how careful you might have been.

 

I do wonder if the Internet of Things is becoming a bit too pervasive for comfort.

 

 

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Re: Got your eye on an Internet connected Coffee maker? might want to read this first

I do wonder just how secure you can make your home. They all thought keyless cars were the way forward and just look what's happened there. Apparently they are the easiest cars to steal nowadays.

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Re: Got your eye on an Internet connected Coffee maker? might want to read this first

Doesn't surprise @techtamer
Funny though @jonsie Years ago I left my mini in a private car park overnight when back a.m. to pick up ALL 4 wheels gone!🤓


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Re: Got your eye on an Internet connected Coffee maker? might want to read this first


@jonsie wrote:

I do wonder just how secure you can make your home. They all thought keyless cars were the way forward and just look what's happened there. Apparently they are the easiest cars to steal nowadays.


That's true @jonsie 

One day my husband left his key of our Kuga in the boot which locked automatically.  He was going to get me to come down to the bowls club with his spare. Then one of his mates told him of a way round it. If he left his phone open on the call to me but next to the unlock on the car, and I pressed the spare key, the signal would be picked up by his phone and unlock the car.

I didn't believe it for a minute...however, I was 2 miles away from him at home and lo and behold it worked.

In our area there are a lot of Kuga models going missing. frowning2

*The Game Is On*


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Re: Got your eye on an Internet connected Coffee maker? might want to read this first

I've got a couple of smart TVs, streaming sticks, Echo Dots and a Hive hub with smart bulbs and thermostat connected but I certainly wouldn't go for so called smart locks or linking my home alarm system to the net.

 

Everything that can apply updates automatically is set up to do so (particularly my router which also acts as my network firewall) but I tend to go round at least every couple of weeks checking that firmware versions are up to date and applying manually if required, sad I know but better to be safe than sorry.

Current tech used:
Nokia 5 on giffgaff, Core i7 9700F PC with Win 10 Pro. Apple Mac Mini late 2014 with Core i5 running 10.15
Home Internet Connection: Zen Internet Fibre To The Premises Full Fibre 1 38 Mbps Down/9 Mbps up,
I don't work for O2 but have an interest in networks (including mobile) and IT (which is how I earn my living)