Denial-of-service attacks affect networked coffee-maker
When everything is on the internet, everything is a target.
As a recovering coffee addict (I was doing a minimum of 6 Peets espresso shots by 3pm every day) the idea that hackers could somehow prevent me from enjoying the liquid crack is very upsetting. Now that I am down to just a few cups a week this is less disconcerting.
If you own a Jura F90 Coffee Maker, you can also buy a Jura Internet Connection Kit, which lets you program and set your coffee prefs via the network: however, its got a bunch of vulnerabilities that allow for remote denial-of-coffee attacks
According to Shelley Batts at Retrospectacle we should all be drinking more:
Coffee drinking was on the rise during the mid 1600s, coffee houses spread through England filling an important niche--public meeting place which did not serve alcohol. Originally coffee was sold as a medicine, "the first steps it made from the cabinets of the curious as an exotick seed, having been into the apothecaries' shops as a drug." Coffee became increasingly popular during the plague of 1664 when it was believed to be therapeutic and protective against the "Contagion," as it was called.
Via Boing Boing