As technology continues to evolve and continues to refine itself we, as consumers, take more and more things for granted in our daily lives.
We have seen many times over the past several decades where companies have gone for and beyond with regards to being “smart” in every aspect of the word.
If someone was to say to you, 20 years ago, that your Internet TV would allow you to browse the web, as well as stream movies which you can buy online rather than going to blockbusters video to rent physical video cassette, You would think they were crazy!
We now even have small refrigerators. But are they really smart? Samsung has released a shiny brand-new refrigerator which, as it happens, connect to the Internet.
You’re smart refrigerator connect to the Internet and sinks with your Google diary Gmail diary, and it tells you information about what you need to buy what he has, and it is a very advanced feature. Especially for a refrigerator.
The new refrigerator from Samsung is actually print to a hack attack. Hackers during a challenge at a event known as def gone, discovered that the refrigerator actually failed to validate SSL certificates.
Display fridge rater and it security system is left wide open and a very clear invitation to a hacker attack.
Once the hacker is inside the framework of the refrigerator, it would be very easy for them to be able to get hold of the Gmail username and password associated with the refrigerator.
Samsung actually found the vulnerability and the positive was to work hard to prevent the hacks happening in real life. This is a very good key indicator as to why these events are so important and work is a test to prevent future malicious guests.
This goes to show that well technology evolves around us and our day to day appliances that we take for granted become smarter and smarter, we, as human beings need to keep a close eye on security. Some of the biggest things in our life associated with our email address such as mortgages I will bank details and any other financial information can be obtained using the email address as a gateway.
So my message in this post is to urge you, if you are looking to make your everyday devices smarter, just don’t make them smarter than you ha ha!