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Comment: Re:Avoid IoT at all costs (Score 1) 106

by rthille (#47773757) Attached to: Securing Networks In the Internet of Things Era

If you need the key embedded in the chip in your fridge, and the engineers weren't complete idiots and they aren't all the same, then downloading a script may not be enough, you may have to hook up a sensitive a/d converter and run 1000s of probes to determine the key. The potential pool of people who would do such a thing to avoid ads on their fridge is much smaller than those who would simply cover the screen with their kid's art.

Comment: Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (Score 1) 107

by rthille (#47680839) Attached to: Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

We have two big dogs, and I'm not really worried about a break-in, but I still don't feel comfortable ceding my coming and going to a for-profit company with unknown security practices.

If I were really worried about a real break in, I wouldn't have had the alarm system ripped out during the remodel...

Comment: I'm interested in this sort of thing for my house (Score 4, Informative) 107

by rthille (#47678457) Attached to: Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

But I'm sure as hell not going to run my door locks over wireless with some consumer product that's produced as cheaply as can be for the mass market.

On the other hand, I know that roll-it-yourself security is almost always broken.

So, I deal with having to reach into my pocket to get my keys, and turn on lights with a switch rather than automatically.

Somehow I survive.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr

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