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Alexa Mishap Hints at Potential Enterprise Security Risk
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REISEN1955
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5/30/2018 | 8:42:51 AM
Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
i get along fine with turning on a light switch and having music the old way.  When we travel, I put 5 timers on lights os the house looks more occupied than not.  We have standard home security.  I have an internet of course and WiFi with good password and minimal exposure of private data thorugh good protocols.  And everything else is fine.  So why do we have this madness that everything (!!!!!) has to be accessed through the cell phone.   Doing so in effect then exposes EVERYTHING to out-there.  We are intenet IoT crazy!!!
Joe Stanganelli
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5/30/2018 | 9:46:42 PM
And now that it's the end of May...
And beyond security, this is why voice-activated "smart assistants" are GDPR and/or other data-regulation violations waiting to happen.
Joe Stanganelli
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5/30/2018 | 9:47:53 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
@REISEN: There are people who will always want the newest, latest, greatest thing.

And then there are people who will follow those people.

And so on from there into widespread mainstream adoption.
REISEN1955
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5/31/2018 | 8:34:07 AM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
There is a big difference between wanting the latest and greatest AND stuff that just works!   
RyanSepe
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5/31/2018 | 3:30:58 PM
Re: And now that it's the end of May...
Agreed. I don't understand why companies would utilize smart assistants for senstive data anyway.
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6/2/2018 | 3:22:46 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
I agree with your point of views. However, there are a huge number of busy people who can not remember anything. Internet of things help people to reduce time and save more money...
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6/5/2018 | 1:12:44 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
No - we must be totally Internet Disconnected.

A persistent Internet connection is an invitation to any creep with access to mess with you. 

Security systems must work 100% of the time but non-authroized access methods need to work only once.

If you aren't using your Internet connection then close it.

And why in heck would you want a controller/device that can be fooled by subvocalizaitons in music or advertisements?

Alexa and Siri are just disasters waiting to happen.

Years ago my family had a party line telephone (yeah, I'm an old guy) and we had to be careful what we said on the 'phone.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

wb/ss

 
PaulChau
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8/14/2018 | 2:33:02 AM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
Companies must be smart to know where and when they can use artificial intelligence or bots to handle information. I thin that at the end of the day, people are going to value actual human interaction when it comes to being efficient and getting things done. There are certain things that just need a human touch and getting to the point and understanding what is required is a part of that. The subtle nuances will be tough for a computer program to understand. 


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