Re: Time to get rid of weird connected appliances! <<SKYNET MUST DIE>> check this
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Sun Oct 23 02:08:06 CDT 2016
On 10/22/2016 11:17 PM, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
> Time to get rid of weird connected appliances! <<SKYNET MUST DIE>>
> check this....
I wish that writers had a clue what IoT is and what that means. I have
no network connected devices of this source facing the open net. All of
the premises equipment supplied by the internet, tv, and phone provider,
are on their own 10 net, and isolated from any connection to the
internet. If they are corrupted, fun, but not going to get to the internet.
This is a worm from what I see, and it does target network connected
devices, but it doesn't attack what is currently bounced around as IoT.
I suppose if you want to call every network enlightened device out the
including ones developed before the IoT of the last couple of years came
into existence then okay.
I know this is a bit new for the list, but the concept of having
embedded or other network controls on devices is not.
I'll be interested to see what sort of attack is implemented by this,
but this worm attack is more like the Morris attack of years ago than an
attack on IoT. That will come, but will have very different symptoms.
If you have a wireless controlled remote "cloud" device say a colored
LED light bulb, while you are watching TV some nite, loaded and not
sure what is going on, your LED light will start changing and putting
out fun colors and other patterns, and you will wonder if your latest
pot maybe had a bit of acid added to it.
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