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Is Your Refrigerator A
National Security Risk?

CBS 4 (Denver, CO), by Shaun Boyd

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/13/2017 3:41:50 PM

WASHINGTON– The federal government is worried some refrigerators and coffee pots could pose a national security risk, and it’s taking action. Colorado’s U.S. Senator Cory Gardner among a bi-partisan group of senators who are sponsoring legislation to secure the so-called Internet of Things – everyday devices that are embedded with computer chips and sensors. Gardner says those devices can be used as weapons of mass disruption. “The federal government orders billions of dollars worth of Internet of Things devices each and every year,” says Gardner. “These are things that can be hacked into. You can try to control systems, instruments

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 9/13/2017 3:48:05 PM     (No. 11382396)

Nope, not mine. I worked with computers for 45 years; I certainly don´t need them invading my home-front, thank you very much!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 9/13/2017 4:10:20 PM     (No. 11382416)

Memorize this: Not everything needs to be connected to the internet.
Repeat as necessary.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: crimea river, 9/13/2017 4:19:03 PM     (No. 11382425)

#2. Especially stoves, refrigerators, garage doors, gates, pumps, air conditioners. In fact, any device that moves things or uses significant power.

Picture your cat being crushed by an automatic gate that closed/opened while you were away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/13/2017 4:21:44 PM     (No. 11382428)

Not to mention the propensity of refrigerators to blow up and catch entire buildings on fire. Perhaps that only happens to British fridges.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/13/2017 4:22:42 PM     (No. 11382430)

No but mine creates a fall hazard since it leaks water from the icemaker.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/13/2017 4:55:32 PM     (No. 11382462)

Corey, dear, you have bigger fish to fry in the Senate these days.

Nothing my refrigerator would report would do anything but put someone to sleep.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 9/13/2017 5:06:48 PM     (No. 11382473)

No, it is not. I will never buy appliances which are connected to the net. That is just stupid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Island Life, 9/13/2017 5:25:30 PM     (No. 11382492)

Orange is not a good color with my complexion and stripes make me look fat. Should the Feds get hold of my TV they will have a lot of swearing to listen to. And I´ll be wearing orange or black and white stripes for a long time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/13/2017 6:59:37 PM     (No. 11382551)

Bought a water heater this summer. I didn´t know there was one with WiFi.

For What?

Otherwise I think this is colossally stupid to want the Feds to regulate your appliances even more than they do now: Dish washers, fridges, clothes washers, toilets...electric tooth brushes

Did you know Vacuum cleaners will be regulated to limit their power. Save the earth, ya´ know.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/13/2017 8:42:03 PM     (No. 11382612)

More than once I have awakened to discover that
through some machinations of my fancy new fridge.....half the ice cream is gone.

Splain me dat, Lucy !

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Judy, 9/13/2017 9:03:26 PM     (No. 11382624)

Just because an appliance has wi fi capability doesn´t mean you have to use it. My refrigerator & whole house generator has wi fi I do not use. It you decide to use it an alert will be sent to your smart phone when to change a filter, do yearly maintenance etc. plus some charge a fee.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimjr, 9/14/2017 9:28:19 AM     (No. 11383033)

These are part of what is called the "Internet of Things (IoT)". I refer to it as "the Internet of NOT Your Things" because in order for all of these "smart" things to work, they have to e connected to somewhere that you don´t control. Not only do they represent a huge personal privacy and internet security risk, there is also another problem for the consumer. You see, despite the fact you believe that you "own" these things, you really don´t. They belong to those who control the software. Ask those folks who "bought" those fancy "Nest smart thermostats" about what happened when an IT tech made a mistake that resulting in them all shutting down in the middle of winter or what happened after Nest was bought out by Google and Google shut down the Nest servers, and their thermostats.

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