[Cryptography] "push within the entire IT industry to, make everything "Web-centric"

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Oct 7 14:11:15 EDT 2021

On Oct 6, 2021, at 1:35 PM, Robert Wilson via cryptography <cryptography at metzdowd.com> wrote:
>> Well it has to connect to the Internet somehow.  I doubt, even for $900, that they are including a cell connection; so presumably it has to connect to your WiFi.  If you haven't connected it you're probably safe - though there have been too-smart devices that look for any open WiFi nearby and hop on
> But isn't that the problem, right there? Why does my garage door opener have to connect to the Internet at all? I don't see any functional gain that I would use or enjoy, and I do see risks that it almost inevitably entails. ("Almost" pretty much means "for sure" at this point in the development of the Internet/web.)

Software/firmware updates? Integration with other devices/services, e.g., remote operation?


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