Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 55
  1. #1
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home And Wants to Sell It

    Of privacy issues to come...hello IoT, I hates you!

    "During an interview with Reuters, the CEO of iRobot, the company which manufactured Roomba device, has revealed that the robotic vacuum cleaner also builds a map of your home while cleaning — and is now planning to sell this data to third-party companies."
    http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/iro...a-vacuums.html
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  2. #2
    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    22,642
    f1assistance likes this.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

  3. #3
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Ah, they certainly promise not to sell such information...yet! :-J
    Reminds me of https://www.23andme.com/ who too unequivocally stated (in the beginning) they'd never give access too or "monetizing" your DNA information...until now they do. And currently have a database of over 2,000,000 private individuals.
    This IoT is nothing short of a scary privacy thrasher and is really going to be something to seriously watch, difficult to circumvent, and impossible to defeat (when every appliance will have access to the "tubes" built in).
    Even having such devices on a different subnet/network may protect the current bits and bytes in your protected domain, but you won't be able to prevent uncontrolled/unmanaged devices from collecting their own PAN data without your consent and empowering their handlers and/or forcing your hand. TNO and push back while we can!
    Last edited by f1assistance; 07-27-2017 at 02:53 PM.
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  4. #4
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    The Google scars the snit out of me...I'm like duckduckgo.com

    "Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission "
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...out-permission
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  5. #5
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    I'm very concerned about IoT devices and their true intentions... #unconvinced

    "The security standards prohibit the suppliers from including hard-coded (unchangeable) usernames and passwords in their devices, which is a primary vector for hackers and malware to break into the devices and hijack them...The legislation would also require vendors to ensure that their devices are patchable and are free from already known vulnerabilities when sold."

    "New IoT Bill Proposes Security Standards for Smart Devices"
    http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/iot...-standard.html
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  6. #6
    Master Untangler
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    568

    Default

    I had to smile at this one…
    Google also blamed the Linux distribution Debian…
    Poor, picked-on Google.

    Part of the problem is the characterization of Google as a "search company" (from the "Google pulls listening software from Chromium" article). It was a search company. It is an advertising and marketing company. That clarifies a number of things Google does.

  7. #7
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by f1assistance View Post
    Ah, they certainly promise not to sell such information...yet! :-J
    Reminds me of https://www.23andme.com/ who too unequivocally stated (in the beginning) they'd never give access too or "monetizing" your DNA information...until now they do. And currently have a database of over 2,000,000 private individuals.
    This IoT is nothing short of a scary privacy thrasher and is really going to be something to seriously watch, difficult to circumvent, and impossible to defeat (when every appliance will have access to the "tubes" built in).
    Even having such devices on a different subnet/network may protect the current bits and bytes in your protected domain, but you won't be able to prevent uncontrolled/unmanaged devices from collecting their own PAN data without your consent and empowering their handlers and/or forcing your hand. TNO and push back while we can!
    No one saw this coming...D'oh!

    "Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks"
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...mware_upgrade/
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  8. #8
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    "Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives"
    https://thinkprogress.org/ancestry-c...-dbafeed02b9e/
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  9. #9
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    Convenience and abundance will literally be the death of us!

    "How The Internet Of Things, 5G And AI will Transform Europe
    https://www.technocracy.news/index.p...nsform-europe/
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

  10. #10
    Master Untangler f1assistance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    872

    Default

    Conspiracy or ?

    "The US Military Is Quietly Building Skynet"
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...oks-lot-skynet
    Untangle...because nothing's worse than doing nothing!
    -------
    2, Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz 2599.968, 2089.96MB RAM

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2