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Report: Consumers Buy New Smart Devices But Don't Trust Them
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1/8/2019 | 7:10:13 AM
Entry Points galore
When we moved to Georgia in March of 2014, purchased a (then) hugely expensive 60" Sharp smart TV.  The  cost has gone way way down of course since then.  Walmart 55" for $350 or so.  It can access my home DLNA network and as such as a great entertainment location from my home system(s) with over 2,700 movies therein.  That said, it picks up a ton of cookies from Youtube and other sites.  Thus i do not entirely trust it and any other such device (internet connected vacuum cleaners, etc) are not to be trusted.   Hell, one network was hacked through an internet connected fishtank thermometer.  My wife has the Chase banking app on her IPhone and I caution her to remove it.  

Update - and at work we have internet connected coca cola machines - have seen these on the highway too, so internet access points and threats are now legion, FAR beyond where we were only 5 years ago.  Credit Cards should be replaced with CASH!!!!!   Gee, what a novel idea!


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