Coats: Your blender is going to murder you in your bed because !THEM RUSSIANS!

Source: Engadget

“Hackers aren’t the only ones bypassing the weak security of the Internet of Things. According to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, smart devices could also be used to shut down US intelligence operations in the future. At an open hearing today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) heard testimony on the worldwide threat assessment of the US intelligence community. Coats'[s] opening statements included a warning of the dangers of poor smart device security as well as the continued inevitability of Russian cyber threats. Coat[s]’s testimony lists these concerns first, with Russia topping the list of enemy actors. Coats says that the Kremlin has taken a much more aggressive ‘cyber posture,’ which ‘was evident in Russia’s [alleged without evidence] efforts to influence the 2016 US election.'” (05/11/17)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/11/director-of-national-intelligence-iot-security/

  • dL

    Dan Coats? Indiana Congresscritter from the 80s/90s? Last time I remember him, he retired w/ a head full of hair. Now he looks like an exhumed carcass. Do these fuckers ever die? And one thought the old soviet politburo had set the standard for propping up the embalmed bureaucrat. I imagine the last smart device Coats personally operated was the Sears microwave oven.

    On second thought, maybe that’s a good thing.

    #hayek…how the worst are embalmed, re-thawed and recycled

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