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    Discarded Smart Lightbulbs Reveal Your Wifi Passwords, Stored In The Clear

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    Your internet-of-$#@! smart lightbulb is probably storing your wifi password in the clear, ready to be recovered by wily dumpster-divers; Limited Results discovered the security worst-practice during a teardown of a Lifx bulb; and that's just for starters: the bulbs also store their RSA private key and root passwords in the clear and have no security measures to prevent malicious reflashings of their ROMs with exploits, network probes and other nasties. (Thanks, John!)
    So basically for those that actually know how to get into and configure their routers and set a password, its pretty much useless if every device uses the SAME PASSWORD. Some routers do have a Guest and a Home Network password. If it gets any more complex, even fairly experienced computer users will need to have On Site Security Teams to maintain their Internet Of $#@!.
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

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    Discarded Smart STUPID Lightbulbs Reveal Your Wifi Passwords, Stored In The Clear

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    We really need to change the word "smart" to the word "surveillance" for every single "smart" product.
    Surveillance phone.
    Surveillance refrigerator.
    Surveillance lightbulb.
    Surveillance toilet paper.
    There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator
    and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it. -Ron Paul

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