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    Smart Technology and the hazards therefore

    the first white hat hackers have hacked into smart thermostats, now imagine a hacker hacking your smart home and setting your house on fire with your own stove, or better yet, using the primitive wifi prophylactics in smart appliances to link back to your personal info.

    Yeah, nothing comes without a price:

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...art-thermostat
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    Reminds me of that movie where hackers got into vehicle computer systems and forced them to all of a sudden break or have their GPS sending them to places where they were robbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    It's the price you pay for smart technology. The Irony? the companies that develop this stuff have amazing anti-cyber hacking measures that are so secret they are referred to as "crown jewels", I know, this is my stomping ground.
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    We'll realize soon enough that our simple-one-button technology was created incorrectly. It was supposed to make things easier, more efficient and it has to various degrees. Acceptable created obsolescence comes from the intent of creating technology, which is money and control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    the first white hat hackers have hacked into smart thermostats, now imagine a hacker hacking your smart home and setting your house on fire with your own stove, or better yet, using the primitive wifi prophylactics in smart appliances to link back to your personal info.

    Yeah, nothing comes without a price:

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...art-thermostat
    Exactly. There is this thing called "Internet of Things" where everything is connected to the nternet, appliance at home, etc. People always talk about how awesome it is, but all I think about is if its computerized, it can be hacked and that can be dangerous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Exactly. There is this thing called "Internet of Things" where everything is connected to the nternet, appliance at home, etc. People always talk about how awesome it is, but all I think about is if its computerized, it can be hacked and that can be dangerous
    And you know what? the companies that invent it, don't use it to this extent, that's the irony. And the reason is because of the risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    And you know what? the companies that invent it, don't use it to this extent, that's the irony. And the reason is because of the risk.
    Indeed. Is it similar to a person working at Burger King not liking the food because they know what it actually is?
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    I have a few Foscam cameras at my different properties. Three were monitoring my daughter's chicken project. One was in the chicken house aimed at the roosts, one was aimed at the laying boxes, and a third was in the chicken run. Two different weeks, I noticed that they weren't aimed the right direction. I didn't think anything of it. I thought my daughter had moved them remotely when trying to read a chicken's band. Then she was standing next to me and one started moving. Yes, we changed the passwords on all those Foscams that day. Then went a step farther and changed the ports on the router blocking the common ports. My apartment in Atlanta has one that is aimed off the balcony. It doesn't do anything but look out at the city but it has been hacked before. The password was actually changed on it remotely by someone in Russia. (Maybe it was Trump's campaign)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The password was actually changed on it remotely by someone in Russia. (Maybe it was Trump's campaign)
    You mustn't have seen the news lately. The Russian scandal has nothing to do with Trump, and everything to do with Clinton and Obama.

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnew...e-mail-scandal

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