Net-connected coffee maker is hackable


Internet enabled kitchen gadgets are turning themselves into every household, out of which, the internet-connected coffee maker has been in the market for quite a while. The latest one I found is the Jura F90 that retails for $2000. The coffee-maker apparently advertises ‘amazing’ Internet powers like remotely setting your coffee’s strength and getting diagnostics help without sending the whole unit in for service. This may sound promising enough, but did I tell you about the buffer overflow vulnerability which will allow easy access to hackers over your PC, which consequently doesn’t pledge for a good coffee either. All right, it makes good coffee, but its just coffee for Christ sake! What’s wrong with the espresso machine, the poor thing doesn’t even screw up your PC.
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