Still think that hooking everything up to the intertubes is a great idea? I can't wait to see what happens with all those home alarms systems that are getting hooked up this way as well.
Totally agree. Good luck convincing the folks who think this method is the cure to many ills.
From the article:
Mr Knight speculated that the malware that allowed spam to be sent from these devices was able to install itself because many of the gadgets were poorly configured or used default passwords that left them exposed.
That default password jazz is something I wish manufacturers would get away from, even if a solution is a hard reset and the user selects a password all over again.