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  1.    06 Feb 2017 #31
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    IoT?
    Why would anyone want their home appliances (air conditioner, fridge, TV, etc.) to be vulnerable to being hijacked by ransomware?
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  2.    07 Feb 2017 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    IoT?
    Why would anyone want their home appliances (air conditioner, fridge, TV, etc.) to be vulnerable to being hijacked by ransomware?
    LOL...what kind of question is that?

    Why do you have a computer? So that it can be attacked by ransomware?

    Seriously, IoT is a great thing. It does not mean an IoT device has to be accessing Internet in anyway, it can however be connected to other IoT devices.

    Windows 10 for IoT is meant for programming GPIO-ports/pins for controlling other devices, this is why it does not have any other UI than a screen with a status indicator containing Device name and IP-address.
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  3.    07 Feb 2017 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    IoT?
    Why would anyone want their home appliances (air conditioner, fridge, TV, etc.) to be vulnerable to being hijacked by ransomware?
    Don't surf porn or download pirate stuff on your fridge or AC and the risk is massively reduced
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  4.    07 Feb 2017 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Don't surf porn or download pirate stuff on your fridge or AC and the risk is massively reduced
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  5.    07 Feb 2017 #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Don't surf porn or download pirate stuff on your fridge or AC and the risk is massively reduced
    Who doesn't like image searching "sexy gelato" on the fridge on a hot day?
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  6.    07 Feb 2017 #36
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    Why do you have a computer? So that it can be attacked by ransomware?
    I have security software running on my PC (and a bunch of backup images).

    Seriously, IoT is a great thing. It does not mean an IoT device has to be accessing Internet in anyway, it can however be connected to other IoT devices.
    If it isn't connected to the Internet, then it is just home/business automation.
    How many average users have their IoT devices running on a LAN not connected to the Internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Don't surf porn or download pirate stuff on your fridge or AC and the risk is massively reduced
    Good to know that the recent DDOS attacks that were blamed on IoT, were caused by people surfing porn on their fridges.
    10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks
    Largest DDoS attack ever delivered by botnet of hijacked IoT devices | Network World
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  7.    07 Feb 2017 #37
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    I like technology but I have pass on IoT. I want my fridge to keep my food cold. Nothing more, nothing less.
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  8.    07 Feb 2017 #38
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    Windows 10 IoT

    IoT is more than just putting your fridge etc on your network. Home automation, environmental monitoring Automated cat/dog feeder. Remote web came to see if the automated cat/dog feeder is working and your pet is OK. etc It doesn't have to be on the Internet either, it can be a closed network or Bluetooth to your PC, smart phone etc.
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  9.    07 Feb 2017 #39
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    When I get to where I can't do my daily chores without the need of a computer, I'm ready for my non computerized pine box.
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  10.    07 Feb 2017 #40
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    Windows 10 IoT

    It was just examples of what some are doing. As always different strokes for different folks. I have several raspberry Pi's that do various things. They can be setup as IoT devices but as of yet I haven't. I don't have the skills to use Windows 10 IoT so that's out for me. I'm also a Linux NOOB so I haven't gone down that road there either.
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