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E-Mail Spam Sent From A Fridge: Beware Internet of Things

     

engine

11:42 am on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It's quite chilling to think that this is probably only the start of more junk e-mail. excuse the pun.

A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.

The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take part in the spam campaign.

Uncovered by security firm Proofpoint the attack compromised computers, home routers, media PCs and smart TV sets.

The attack is believed to be one of the first to exploit the lax security on devices that are part of the "internet of things".E-Mail Spam Sent From A Fridge: Beware Internet of Things [bbc.co.uk]

lucy24

5:03 pm on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Does this mean that when we log random visits from robots, it may really be someone's Roomba gone rogue? :(

tbear

5:23 pm on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The Roomba or the Chocolate Cake in the fridge, you never know..... ;)

john_k

8:23 pm on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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All foreseen in this thread from June 2013 about the internet of things [webmasterworld.com]

engine

8:36 pm on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The Intenet of things ought to happen, but what's going to go wrong is that the marketers are going to want their slice. Why? Because they can. Tracking on this level is just bad, bad, bad.

Smart TV Transmitting Unauthorised Viewing Data [webmasterworld.com]

LifeinAsia

3:53 am on Jan 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Did the fridge have any leftover Spam in it while it was sending out spam?
 

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