Denial-of-service attacks affect networked coffee-maker

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

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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

About the author

Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.


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