"Hackers obtain a casino's "high-roller" database by hacking into a connected thermometer in a fish tank in the establishment's lobby" http://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-stole-a-casinos-database-through-a-thermometer-in-the-lobby-fish-tank-2018-4?r=UK&IR=T 🐟 🐠 🎣
@hugo "and up to the cloud"
Why the fuck would they extract the data to a cloud service wtf
@viomi my guess is they just said "up to the cloud" because every thing is "the cloud" for a lot of people
@hugo mad respect. Genius
@hugo lmfao the entire IoT market just needs to stop existing. It’s clearly failed at having any utility except to open people up to data vulnerability.
@alex_ that or someone needs to find a way to build proper software for those things
@sanchaz @hugo end users but this is how smart devices work. They run over WiFi. It’s touted as a quick and easy solution, but first of all why would I need to know my fish tank temperature at all times from my phone? Second of all, if you did need a way of monitoring the temperature why would you want to hook it into your WiFi? You wouldn’t. The company that designed the product likely did it.
@hugo it’s a tendency among marketing departments to make something “smart” for no added utility. If it doesn’t add utility, it doesn’t need to be smart.
@hugo that’s so awesome
@hugo Why do people set up cloud-connected surveillance devices in their own properties? A camera and microphone controlled by a random company in your house? I'm sure that will never be abused.
@hugo literal phishing. 10/10
@hugo I clicked the link here and my browser asked permission to record audio
@hugo Wonder if the "tank" was done by the "Tanked" guys/ ATM out of Las Vegas?
@hugo this is the most cyperpunk thing I read in months!
@hugo reading articles like this reminds me that I will always have a job.
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