China electronics maker will recall some devices sold in U.S. after massive IoT hack


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/24/xiongmai.html


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Telnet and SSH aren’t obscure, really; they’re just old and have been superseded, but still work.
“No school like Old School.”


#3

ssh has been superseded? That’s news. You’re right though that neither protocol is “obscure”.


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Just fewer people know what to do with them these days.


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Anyone else see the irony? Buying all this consumer crap is basically paying to be hacked by the Chinese. I imagine many consumers used credit and paid interest on the credit - the credit the Chinese own too boot? Priceless.


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China owns Visa and Mastercard? This is news to me that they own these credit card companies because they are publicly traded.


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I think Krebs is using “obscure” in the sense that they’re not tools which mainstream consumers are readily familiar with. Which, let’s be honest, they’re not.


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I’m sure he is. Once I realized it was a Krebs article, I had a better idea of the audience it was written for. I was primarily responding to MadLibrarian’s comment.


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These are not webcams! They’re network-attached surveillance cameras.

Why get every granny who webchats with the grandkids all freaked out about their little Logitech webcam.


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I think they are also “obscured” from the consumer while still being available to the 'bot. So all in all a pretty good choice of word I think.


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