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JimB

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Disconnect Me from the Internet
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:55:31 AM »
Dr. Herbert Lin, one of the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers on cybersecurity policy, shuns the internet-connected devices that fill some American homes.

He’ll have nothing to do with “smart” refrigerators, hands-free home speakers he can call by name, intelligent thermostats and the like.

“People say to me, ‘How can you have a doctorate in physics from MIT and not trust in technology?’ And I look at them and say, ‘How can I have a doctorate in physics from MIT and trust technology?’ ” Lin said.

Part of what he distrusts is the “internet of things,” and the ease with which hackers can penetrate “smart” devices with digital worms and shanghai them into massive robotic networks to launch crippling digital attacks or generate ever greater quantities of spam.
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Re: Disconnect Me from the Internet
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
I'm with the good doctor. I don't trust the internet of things and have no desire to have my thermostat, frig, washer, door lock, whatever ad infinitum, connected to the internet.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 05:43:35 PM »
One hospital got an ABG (bloodgas) machine hacked and it spread very wide before being contained.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 09:25:10 AM »
I'm with ya Linda. I don't need a fridge to tell me that I'm low on celery. I can actually tell that as I'm using it.
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Re: Disconnect Me from the Internet
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 07:38:37 AM »
Seventh-day Adventists ought to know better. The young have no idea what it is going to cost them by not caring about their privacy. Google and facebook care not about anyone. Even Microsoft has joined the game. It is such a blessing to have God to turn to in times such as these.
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