Re: Time to get rid of weird connected appliances!  <<SKYNET MUST DIE>>   check this

jim stephens jwsmail at
Sun Oct 23 02:08:06 CDT 2016

On 10/22/2016 11:17 PM, COURYHOUSE at 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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