Reply to post: Re: IoT devices leaking passwords et-al.

Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

boltar Silver badge

Re: IoT devices leaking passwords et-al.

"Why the fuck does a kettle need a connection to the internet. Or your fridge, vacuum, washing machine, Why? WHY??"

Because a bunch of social inept 20 somethings who don't get out enough and frankly need to get laid, think its cool to have everything connected regardless of whether the functionality of the device would benefit in the slightest from having network connectivity. I suspect with a kettle you physically need to fill and pour anyway so need to be close by, the answer to that is no. Though I do wonder if the people who signed off on this actually knew what a kettle does - probably mummy makes all their tea for them.

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