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batye
batye
2/5/2019 8:55:22 AM
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Re: Smart Lock
@afwriter now after customers uproar in Canada many manf. of smart devces add stikers /labels on top of the box in English and French saying device may not work properly if temperature fall below -20 celc... 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/5/2019 1:22:07 AM
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Re: Smart Lock
@Joe Stanganelli I suddenly don't feel so safe. Guess facial recognition is just a false sense of security.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/5/2019 1:20:19 AM
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Re: Bathroom Etiquette
@Joe Stanganelli The only smart toilets I've seen have been around in public places for years. You know, the kind that flush as you lift your behind away from it. 

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afwriter
afwriter
2/4/2019 10:49:16 PM
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Re: Smart Lock
@Batye, I have never thought about this. I live just south of you in the States and I we recently experienced -50 degree Fahrenheit days. I would be furious if my expensive tech was rendered useless by a cold snap. 

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afwriter
afwriter
2/4/2019 10:47:05 PM
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Re: Bathroom Etiquette
Blackmailing people with their water bill would definitely be a new one, but it doesn't sound like this would be high-level hacking making it easy for even the low-level criminals to get in on the extortion game. This seems like a running theme whenever anyone talks about the newest "smart" devices. 

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batye
batye
2/3/2019 9:30:42 PM
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Re: Bathroom Etiquette
@michelle  lol it would be funny but in reality it sad as this days manf. put half cooked technology on the market expecting consumers act as beta testers... 

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batye
batye
2/3/2019 9:29:10 PM
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Re: Smart Lock
@srufolo1 in my area with -20 celc and with wind factor in it become -40 celc, most smart devices like Ring and Smart locks even with battaries just fail as it getting to cold for them to operate... 

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michelle
michelle
1/31/2019 10:59:58 PM
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Re: Bathroom Etiquette
heh, the smart toilet talk reminds me of a particular Bob's Burgers episode featuring...a smart toilet! https://media.giphy.com/media/3o72F1hz93plg6nYYw/giphy.gif

I love how new devices have many flaws and security issues we've been chatting about online for such a long time. 

 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/31/2019 6:20:50 PM
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Re: Bathroom Etiquette
@John: It's not even the first smart/connected toilet. There have been others.

One in particular, a Japanese brand called SATIS, worked on Bluetooth. It was discovered to have a backdoor that allowed full access if you just entered the default PIN of 0000. From there, attackers could keep flushing over and over, among other pranks/mischief.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/31/2019 6:19:31 PM
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Re: Smart Lock
@srufolo: Unless you, you know, use any of the several hacks/workarounds already developed and proven for facial-recognition systems.

Or disrupt the network connection/electricity.

Or simply smash a window or something. Like real-life burglars do.

All this stuff does is create additional security and privacy issues for adopters.

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