Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Always bet on a hack

from here

Why am I not surprised that an IoT thermometer was used to steal data from a casino? Even though casinos are notoriously scrupulous about security (even computer security), it's not hard to imagine people failing to realize the risk posed by a thermometer.

But it's not really a thermometer, it's a computer that also happens to measure temperature. Computers replacing ordinary things is a trend that seem destined to end badly.