Reply to post: Re: @ Ian Michael Gumby (was: I have a smart bed....)

The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

Jamie Jones Silver badge

Re: @ Ian Michael Gumby (was: I have a smart bed....)

When I was a lad, we were lucky if the floor we slept on was dry....

Seriously, though, Ian MG, your post reminded me of something.. This isn't directed at you, but more generally, someone may buy something with only limited internet capability, but in my mind (and knowing the general lack of security in these things) simply the connection raises a red flag.

If a hacker can get in, they may be able to get the bed to do things that it shouldn't normally be able to. OK, without the hardware/physical connection it can't affect that stuff, but, without properly checking, how do you know your voice controlled bed isn't sending your audio to a potential blackmailer, or trying to spam viagra on the world?

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