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Archive for November 20th, 2016

Opinion: The Internet of Shitty Things — Kommentar: The Internet of Shitty Things | heise online

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/20

I translated the heading and one quote; if you want to read further in English: Google translate does a good job on the text.

HVAC thermostats, bread baskets, coffee machines: The net is full of things, which make no sense at all and nobody needs. The Internet of Things is a huge pile of shit, says Clemens Gleich.

There are no error-free systems, there are maximum undetected errors.

German original:

Heizungsthermostate, Brotkörbe, Kaffeemaschinen: Das Netz ist voll mit Dingen, die da nur Quatsch machen. Braucht kein Mensch. Das Internet of Things ist ein riesiger Haufen Scheiße, meint Clemens Gleich.

Es gibt keine fehlerfreien Systeme, es gibt maximal unentdeckte Fehler.

[WayBackKommentar: The Internet of Shitty Things | heise online

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Rob Graham 🦃 on Twitter: “1/x: So I bought a surveillance camera https://t.co/HbmPzrZgFK”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/20

Conclusions:

  1. Always put your IoT devices behind a firewall
  2. Isolate each IoT device into it’s own “world” that can communicate as little with the rest of your networks as possible
  3. Preferably isolate each set of IoT devices that do need to communicate in their LoT (Lan of Things)
  4. Use Ad-Blockers

“1/x: So I bought a surveillance camera”: [WayBackRob Graham 🦃 on Twitter: “1/x: So I bought a surveillance camera https://t.co/HbmPzrZgFK”

Interesting: [WayBackErrata Security: Configuring Raspberry Pi as a router

Via: [WayBackPlugging in a new IP webcam. 98 seconds. infected. Wow. https://twitter.com/E… – G+ Jan Wildeboer

Interesting: [WayBackErrata Security: Configuring Raspberry Pi as a router

Of course Rob tried many webcams to find a vulnerable one. And putting telnet port 23 to the open is not the best idea, but people do that or get an indirect infection by some piece of JavaScript from an Ad-Network that searches for local vulnerable devices. That’s how the internet works!

Since Twitter and other social media ten to show the non-interesting part of a stream, here is the full one (no time to edit out the superfluous stuff):

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