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Old 2022-03-24, 21:44   #419
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Hacking hardware has diverse consequence:
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/viasat-internet-hack-ukraine-russia
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Old 2022-03-25, 13:49   #420
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As far as I can see the following explanation in that article seems the most probable :
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On Tuesday, Viasat chair Mark Dankberg told a satellite conference that the company purchased the KA-SAT in Europe last year, and its customer base is still being operated by a third party as part of the transition. “We believe for this particular event it was preventable, but we didn't have that capability in that case,” Dankberg said, confirming that thousands of modems were taken offline. “In most of the cases of the modems that went offline, they need to be replaced. They can be refurbished, so we're recycling modems through,” Dankberg said.
If hackers could penetrate as far as the management network for customers modems, there are a lot more interesting things to do than bricking the modems. Probably a wrong firmware update sent to the modems.
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Old 2022-03-25, 14:17   #421
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If hackers could penetrate as far as the management network for customers modems, there are a lot more interesting things to do than bricking the modems. Probably a wrong firmware update sent to the modems.
Like this from the article:
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Almost a month after the attack, the disruptions continue. Thousands still remain offline across Europe—around 2,000 wind turbines are still disconnected in Germany
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Old 2022-04-19, 23:53   #422
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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022...s-smart-homes/
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The smart home company Insteon has vanished.

The entire company seems to have abruptly shut down just before the weekend, breaking users' cloud-dependent smart-home setups without warning. Users say the service has been down for three days now despite the company status page saying, "All Services Online." The company forums are down, and no one is replying to users on social media.

As Internet of Things reporter Stacey Higginbotham points out, high-ranking Insteon executives, including CEO Rob Lilleness, have scrubbed the company from their LinkedIn accounts. In the time it took to write this article, Lilleness also removed his name and picture from his LinkedIn profile. It seems like that is the most communication longtime Insteon customers are going to get.
Modern meaning of "smart": Must be connected to the Internet so that unknown random strangers can control "your" stuff, and then simply abandon you when the profit stream ends.
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Old 2022-04-20, 01:10   #423
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Modern meaning of "smart":
Hucksters who launch such companies, convince people they need and want stuff they've never needed before, then take the money and run. Until the FTC or SEC catch up with them.

Do not factory reset Insteon hardware. Company should now be called Insteoff, or is that Inste-brick?
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Old 2022-04-20, 02:17   #424
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Until the FTC or SEC catch up with them.
Such naivety, so cute.
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Old 2022-05-11, 14:04   #425
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https://twitter.com/joeypiccola/stat...34464992931840

A cert expired and so the blinds won't open.
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Old 2022-05-14, 03:08   #426
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Such naivety, so cute.
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