Reply to post: Re: there is another way... governmental recall of the devices

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Richy Freeway

Re: there is another way... governmental recall of the devices

Number of people that will return a £500 brand new mobile device because it might burn their face off?

Nearly all of them.

Number of people that will return a £40 IP camera because it makes some websites fall over?

Close enough to zero for it not to make any difference.

All very well having a massive recall, but you've got to get the device owner to climb up a ladder, take down the camera, wait for a replacement yadda yadda yadda. There's too much effort required by the end user for what appears to them to be zero benefit.

The only way to make the device owners take notice would be to make the devices stop working, or curtail their internet connection in someway.

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