Skip to comments.Refrigerator Hack: 750, 000 Spam Emails Sent by Smart Gadgets
Posted on 01/18/2014 6:31:49 AM PST by BenLurkin
Smart appliances are household devices that are able to connect to the Internet including computers, home Internet routers, media PCs and smart TVs. These devices can communicate to the smartphone, tablet or laptop through Wi-Fi. One example is a "smart" refrigerator which can tell the owner when it's time to change the filter. This new technology was designed to simplify tasks at home and save energy costs. However, since these appliances are able to connect to the Internet, it makes sense that cybercriminals were able to find a way to exploit them.
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Indubitably, they’ll start inventorying the refrigerator and poll the supermarket when stocks are running low, all on your dime.
Then Obamacare will monitor your consumption to tax us if we don’t eat like Michelle.
My daughter’s LG refrigerator has the ability to link to the service department, but you have to hold the phone up to the top right hinge when they tell you. I guess it’s back to the old modem thing....
At least it isn’t on wifi...
I very, very rarely buy an appliance that has any sort of digital control if I can help it. Just another expensive part to replace in my opinion.
I can fix a washer, dryer, dishwasher and sometimes a refrigerator or a microwave if it isn’t the magnetron, so not having some fricking digital control board is a plus for me.
The freezer,....it lies!
Hello. Is your refrigerator running?
Well you better catch it before it starts sending emails.
Not so funny now, is it?
Have you priced an old fashioned washing machine timer lately, the type with the rotary conglomeration of contact points which either burn or roaches crawl into for warmth?
It is cheaper to buy some else's old washer that they are "upgrading" to get a better color or ... digital controls!
Reminds me of the Star Trek episode where the good guys figured out how to connect to the Borg through their sleep program.
There’s a trick for the old timers in the washing machines. You have to convince your wife or girlfriend not not to spin it like they’re playing “Wheel of Fortune”....I can’t tell you the last time I replaced a timer since I convinced my better half what spinning it does.
Did ST TNG have any good guys?
Had we seen this on The Twilight Zone in the 1960s, we would have dismissed it as wishful thinking or fantasy.
Ever since my wife stuffed THIS "old timer" into the washing machine I've thought that I was the only one suffering that fate.
I will admit that I get a bit of a thrill when she asks me if I'd "like to go for a spin?"
I kept a Maytag going, finally at age 19 the transmission was shot and the tub connection at the bottom corroded pretty bad.
I gave in and got new LG washer and dryer.
They look like something from Star Wars.
(I think I’m good for the first 5 yrs, I negotiated a service plan thrown in on the deal).
After that who knows LOL.
You have to convince your wife or girlfriend....
Girlfriend? Why would a fellow’s girlfriend be coming to his house to do his laundry?
One would expect that even a ‘girlfriend’ would do her own damned laundry.
Not a woman alive that does laundry trusts her husband/boyfriend with her clothes in the washer.
Three years ago, a neighbor was upgrading to front loaders so we took his old 1990 set. We had a 1987 Kenmore set that was literally on it’s last load because when we moved it out, the whole insides fell out. Our “new” ones are working fine, knock on wood. They just don’t build things like they used to.
If I crammed food into my face like the Wookie does, I'd be about twice the size I am. I think what you meant to say was "if we don't eat like Michelle tells us."
My dishwasher has pink and baby blue pastel color scheme with gray writing. Too light and small for old eyes. And touch screen - no separate buttons.
I put some clear tape on the places I needed to find by touch.
A “smart” refrigerator which can tell the owner low on beer stop at store on the way home.
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