Denial-of-service attacks affect networked coffee-maker

When everything is on the internet, everything is a target.

Coffee cures what ails
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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

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