Feb 062017
 
 February 6, 2017  Breaches, Business  Add comments

Another reason to use a cafetiere to make coffee.

Simone Margaritelli writes:

After hearing so much discussion about IoT security risks, I was curious to see firsthand just how easy it is to hack into an internet-connected device. As a whitehat hacker, I tested my hacking skills on my Smarter Coffee machine, which is connected to my home wifi network.

But why should you care about some guy who figured out how to hack his coffee machine? Because it was too easy. If I’m willing to spend a couple of hours automating my coffee intake, there are countless cyber criminals out there willing to put in the time for a much higher-stakes reward.

Read more on Quartz.

h/t, Joe Cadillic, who like a true buddy, remains concerned that I not put myself at risk in my never-ending quest for coffee. 

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