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Disaster waiting to happen

Peter Bright for Ars Technica:

If you believe what the likes of LG and Samsung have been promoting this week at CES, everything will soon be smart. We'll be able to send messages to our washing machines, run apps on our fridges, and have TVs as powerful as computers. It may be too late to resist this movement, with smart TVs already firmly entrenched in the mid-to-high end market, but resist it we should. That's because the "Internet of things" stands a really good chance of turning into the "Internet of unmaintained, insecure, and dangerously hackable things."

A Samsung smart fridge can run Twitter for crying out loud. Just because you can build something doesn't mean you should.

Ramkumar Shankar