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Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets

January 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

Well, I suppose we knew it had to happen sooner or later…


A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.  The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take part in the spam campaign. Uncovered by security firm Proofpoint the attack compromised computers, home routers, media PCs and smart TV sets. The attack is believed to be one of the first to exploit the lax security on devices that are part of the “internet of things”.


Cite: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25780908


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“Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets”

Andrew

That gives a whole new spin on spam in the fridge :)


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