"shouldn't be on … network in the first place"
"… new way to break thing that shouldn't be on your home network in the first place"
I guess we're all a leetle tired of saying that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Personally I thought that even non-technical consumers would have developed some healthy scepticism by now, rather than continuing to swallow the endless drivel spouted by marketurds. But the Internet of Shyte tide just keeps on coming in, bringing at best utterly pointless and at worst positively dangerous connectivity to a Useless Device Near You.
But it's not only about personally inconveniencing twits with more money than sense, is it? It's potentially way bigger than that.
Given the recent article about research into how abuse of connected devices could be used to bring down regional power grids, and the never-ending news about Russia's GRU hacking, invading and weaponising every damn thing in sight, you could be forgiven for wondering why western governments aren't taking control of this. If it was common knowledge that hostile Crotobaltislavonian intelligence was planting remote-controllable demolition charges around UK or US strategic infrastructure like power grids, water and gas pipelines, reservoirs, railways, motorway bridges ... why, there would be massive bloody uproar. If gullible consumers were buying those cute imported Crotobalti Slobberpups, unaware that, upon receiving a broadcast command in years to come, these seemingly inoffensive canines would tear their owners' throats out before causing mayhem on the streets, there would be swift and decisive action.
Yet, as something very similar but intangible*¹ is happening right now in the field of internet technology, nothing effective is done at all.
One of the few things worse than Brexit would be if Vlad The Emailer switched off Britain's lights for a week. The cost of the chaos is almost unimaginable. Is it a good idea to keep doing things that make this easier for him?
*¹ Incomprehensible, to imbecile politicians.