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Old 2021-07-22, 08:38   #397
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With a-social media working as they are, the "bubble" effect might be a cause for those coincidences. Social media "know" who their "users" associate with, if one or more do a search they will push ads to the whole "group".

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Old 2021-07-31, 06:16   #398
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We had one problem to solve. It was a simple thing. Just a charger for your EV.

Then we added Internet to make it "better". Now we have a million problems to solve.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58011014
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The researchers were able to make the chargers switch on or off, remove the owner's access, and show how a hacker could get into a user's home network.
Sometimes the simple truths are the best.
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There's really nothing you can do to make it completely secure ...
But that isn't actually true. While it is true that you can't make that secure, you can make a charger secure. Step 1: Decide to not add the Internet. Step 2: Have just an on-off switch. Problem solved.
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Old 2021-07-31, 13:57   #399
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We had one problem to solve. It was a simple thing. Just a charger for your EV.

Then we added Internet to make it "better". Now we have a million problems to solve.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58011014 Sometimes the simple truths are the best. But that isn't actually true. While it is true that you can't make that secure, you can make a charger secure. Step 1: Decide to not add the Internet. Step 2: Have just an on-off switch. Problem solved.
Not quite.

You forgot Step 3: Ensure the on-off switch is located where only you can activate it.
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Old 2021-07-31, 15:23   #400
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Ensure the on-off switch is located where only you can activate it.
Reminds me of Commander Data...
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Old 2021-10-04, 18:35   #401
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https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-10-03

Experience the manipulation.
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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...rs-spy-on-you/
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Security researchers are sounding the alarm on a critical vulnerability affecting tens of millions of devices worldwide connected via ThroughTek’s Kalay IoT cloud platform.

The security issue impacts products from various manufacturers providing video and surveillance solutions as well as home automation IoT systems that use the Kalay network for easy connectin and communication with a corresponding app.

A remote attacker could leverage the bug to gain access to the live audio and video streams, or to take control of the vulnerable device.
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Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras
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Thanks for posting that link! The article, in turn, provides links to other interesting reading.

I noticed something in the "encryption" link that had me thinking, "Gee, why am I not surprised?"
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The firm said it has a mission to make "neighbourhoods safer with the utmost privacy, security and user control".

However, in Seattle, Amazon faces legal action over a decision to open up a range of its products, including the Ring doorbell, to connect to each other using home owners' broadband without consent - a scheme known as Sidewalk.
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"Gee, why am I not surprised?"
Presumably because you read it earlier in this thread!
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpo...&postcount=368
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Old 2021-10-15, 02:54   #406
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"Gee, why am I not surprised?"
Presumably because you read it earlier in this thread!
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpo...&postcount=368
I don't recall doing so, but I'm sure I did.

I think it's gotten to the point where I've read about similar corporate duplicity so many times, the various instances are all blurring together, and I've come to think of it as par for the course.
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