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stitch wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:59 am
thegrommit wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:34 pm I was tempted to put this in the Covid-19 thread

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/21/2122 ... rt-devices
Sharp announced last month that it would begin making face masks at its TV factory in Japan, and this morning they became available to order — at least, that was the plan. Demand for the masks has overwhelmed Sharp’s servers to the point that not only is it near-impossible to access the online store, internet services for the company’s smart home gadgets have apparently been taken down too.
That's just really poor planning. Marketing and API ingress should be separated out with dedicated pipes if you're not using cloud-based hosting with autoscaling.

Then again, Sharp must like the bleeding edge...
I'm amazed that they didn't think to scale their platform up, or apparently run any performance load tests.
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thegrommit wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:50 pm I'm amazed that they didn't think to scale their platform up, or apparently run any performance load tests.
You know to be fair Sharp is not exactly a big business afaik.

Yes, it's multinational, but mostly owned by someone else and I can't even tell you what they do anymore even after reading the wiki.
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I look forward to a botnet of ovens ](*,)
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Since the middle of last month, thousands of Samsung customers found their older internet-connected Blu-ray players had been bricked.
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Nothing could go wrong by putting your insulin pump on the internet could it? ](*,) https://www.wired.com/story/medtronic-i ... -hack-app/
Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market—until researchers who found the flaw showed how bad it could be.
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https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... m-machine/
As a thought experiment, Martin Hron, a researcher at security company Avast, reverse engineered one of the $250 devices to see what kinds of hacks he could do. After just a week of effort, the unqualified answer was: quite a lot. Specifically, he could trigger the coffee maker to turn on the burner, dispense water, spin the bean grinder, and display a ransom message, all while beeping repeatedly.
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Not sure why an app for a toothbrush cares about whether your iphone is jailbroken :-^
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I had to check this wasn't published on April 1st:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/06/qiui- ... rity-flaw/
U.K.-based security firm Pen Test Partners said the flaw in the Qiui Cellmate internet-connected chastity lock, billed as the “world’s first app controlled chastity device,” could have allowed anyone to remotely and permanently lock in the user’s penis.
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