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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks


Re: Lovely

I recently bought a Linksys EA7500 WiFi access point/router. The only easy way to set up this device is to subscribe to the Linksys "cloud" so that ALL CONFIGURATION is done via the Linksys cloud account.


This is so that "you can manage your router using your smart phone from anywhere on the planet".


So your home LAN is open to hacking from "anywhere on the planet"......REALLY?


It took a day and a lot of research to find out how to configure the device in the old fashioned way -- using a laptop and a CAT5 cable (and NO INTERNET ACCESS).


In the future it may be impossible to manage a computer-based device without "the cloud" -- if idiots like Linksys have their way.



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