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Want Your Coffee Machine Back? Pay A Ransom


An internet-connected coffee machine is the IoT latest device to show security problems. Avast infected the Smarter Coffee machine with ransomware that causes uncontrollable spinning of its grinder and dispensing of hot water. The only option to stop it? Unplug the machine.

The research augments longstanding warnings about IoT: device manufacturers are paying little attention to security while pushing devices to the market too soon and may not provide support for very long (see Not the Cat’s Meow: Petnet and the Perils of Consumer IoT)

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