Re: Anyone for 1996 IoT?
"This scam is the original IoT, and exactly why we should be very worried... The tech / electronics giants are just run by suits / lawyers that have indemnified themselves morally and financially from any holes in their products."
The problem is the most companies, assuming they are aware of the fault, will work out the cost of fixing it, the cost of any penalties (such as litigation) if it's not fixed and if the latter is lower than the former, will often just allow the fault not to be fixed. OK, so they may factor in damage to their image or reputation, but whether that has an impact depends on the cost they put on their reputation.
For instance, Whirlpool have safety bulletins out for tumble dryers from multiple brands with design faults in the UK. While they *are* fixing the problems, the rate they are doing it, they will take over a year to fix all of them. Yet they have still stopped short of a full product recall, even though the fault can cause the dryer to catch fire.
It is worrying that the same mindset will probably be held by the people who run the companies making IoT things..