Wednesday, June 22, 2022

That's not what it was called when I did it

from here and here

Unless you've been living under a rock the past several years, you've probably noticed the trend of putting computers into things and calling them smart. Smart phones, smart TVs, smart toothbrushes, etc. Well it turns out that hot tubs are among the things that have become computerized and rather predictably they're not secure. So far the attacks have not involved compromising the hot tubs themselves to run cryptomining malware (hot tub mine machines) but instead the command and control servers run by the manufacturer - which makes me think they should be called bot tubs instead of hot tubs.