[olug] The Smart Coffemaker hack.

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Wed Sep 30 12:52:43 CDT 2020

Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at gmail.com> writes:

> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/how-a-hacker-turned-a-250-coffee-maker-into-ransom-machine/
> I'll stick with my dumb Mr. Coffee.

The article is interesting but I think it truly fails to give a good
feel for the risk environment.  Unless I misread something that coffee
maker is not available over the internet, just on your local lan.  It
requires hacking into your local lan to exploit it.

That makes is so much better and so much more secure than many of the
pieces of internet connected hardware out there.


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