31 Jan '13, 5pm

Turning the Belkin WeMo into a deathtrap

“but of course there are a few security implications of having your electric kettle connected to the Internet.” Like what? I leave my kettle on at the wall all the time, I press the manual button on top when I want hot water, -the kettle turns itself off when it’s boiled. What implications are there of connecting a kettle to the internet? Some little scrote will turn your kettle off whilst it’s boiling? massive security problems if I don’t get my morning coffee!! And what about space heaters? Oh no, not turning off my heating too, without heat or coffee I’m guaranteed to be super bastard grumpy on that day! I’m curious as to what exactly you’re believing the issue is with rapidly turning off an on a space heater? I’d have thought that the biggest danger with operating a really high current space heater with this is that the wemo only rated to handle ~3KW. In which case the...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/01/31/turning-the-belkin-wemo-in...

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