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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

mbiggs

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.

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

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

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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).

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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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Yup.......lovely!!!!

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