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Author Topic: Possibly the first proven cyberattack to originate from connected appliances  (Read 776 times)

Offline AJ

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It's bad enough that we have to fear identity thieves who are trying to scam us with malicious messages sent from PCs.
We now must worry about being targeted by our household appliances, as well.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/17/tech/gaming-gadgets/attack-appliances-fridge/

Offline bwlee

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It doesn't surprise me one bit.  The Samsung RF4289HARS that I worked on last month had a WIFI module built into to its lever dispenser/control panel display.   Had Twitter, Pandora, AP news apps.  Wouldn't take much for a rogueware to establish itself off a twitter link.

 

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