Samsung’s created a new IoT OS, and it’s a dumpster fire / Boing Boing

Samsung’s created a new IoT OS, and it’s a dumpster fire

Source: Samsung’s created a new IoT OS, and it’s a dumpster fire / Boing Boing

Orphaned forks of Android, orphaned devices, and ignored vulnerabilities weren’t enough. Samsung saw fit to double-double in the insecurity.

There is little fighting IoT devices, but we can make our demands for security by default heard by not buying this insecure garbage. You wouldn’t buy a door with a burglar-sized hole in it, so don’t put this trash in your home.

DDoS attack on Finnish automated buildings disabled heating controls / Boing Boing

When the heat goes out during Finnish winter, it’s a matter of life and death, so when two automated buildings controlled by Valtia systems suffered DDoS attacks that shut off the heat, Finns were understandably alarmed about the new threat.

This is precisely why security must be a legally mandated default in consumer electronics, especially when the failure of said product can put life or limb in danger.

Source: DDoS attack on Finnish automated buildings disabled heating controls / Boing Boing

Jacob Applebaum: To Protect And Infect, Part 2 [30c3] (by CCCen)

This video deviates from the new themes of my Tumblr (reading, writing, gender, etc) back towards a topic that is dear to me: IT security.  All technical bits are well and clearly explained, so the video should be accessible to any and all world citizens disgusted by the egregious actions perpetrated by the NSA (hi, guys) and allowed by legislators and executive.

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