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Hot tub hack reveals washed-up security protection

Thousands of hot tubs can be hacked and controlled remotely because of a hole in their online security, BBC Click has revealed.
Researchers showed the TV programme how an attacker could make the tubs hotter or colder, or control the pumps and lights via a laptop or smartphone.
Vulnerable tubs are designed to let their owners control them with an app.
But third-party wi-fi databases mean hackers can home in on specific tubs by using their GPS location data.

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Creepy

It sounds very weird and creepy as you can be literally boiled in your own hot tube Happy
I mean we thought that the day will come when machines will rise, but we force each other to go crazy by hacking all the things that can be accessed from distance. The common thing happened to 50 000 printers, I'm sure you've heard about such news. I don't have any idea how to stay safe in such situation..

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true

I think if machines will rise they will build such a system that even the most clever hacker won't be able to hack. They can control everything in the world.
We only need to not to make it happen and stop this tech revolution.

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no way

We can't stop the tech revolution anyhow! As you can see every day something new appears and it's good as the mankind is developing. The only bad thing in it is that hackers are also challenging if they could hack all these things.

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exactly

The most fearful about this all is that more bad things appear in tech world from hackers attacks. They seem to be really powerful and no good security still appeared.

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Security

As story shows it's possible to hack everything. All gadgets, emails, websites, messengers. Moreover providers and developers themselves collect a huge amount of our personal information. I don't feel really safe anymore. And I don't know how to protect myself at least a little bit. Any suggestions?

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true

Well, let's hope blockchain technology will provide any security in the future because internet users needs this more than any other nowadays.

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not really

As I know blockchain itself doesn't provide any super anonymity - it depends on other encryption means that are used in blockchain. So I won't be so sure that blockchain can safe the users. Moreover I don't think there will be bath tubs based on blockchain, haha XD

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security

That must be true.
And so where to find those web security then?
I don't think we can step back and use paper sheets for storing data instead of cloud storage.

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really?:D

hahaha, I`m sorry, but is`s sound very impossible

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what

What do you mean/
I guess you are not worrying about web security.
Well it's okay if you have nothing to hide.

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