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Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack
03-07-2015, 04:01 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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In the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet of Things has been used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spam emails.

http://www.cnet.com/news/fridge-caught-s...et-attack/
03-07-2015, 04:45 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Pretty bad when fridges turn against humanity. 13.gif


Freakin trollware
03-07-2015, 04:54 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I wonder what the spam said. Buy cyber cheddar cheap! Mayonnaise on sale today! I can't believe it's not butter! Scan for coupons...

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03-07-2015, 05:13 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Cool offers today only

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03-07-2015, 06:43 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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50% OFF
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03-07-2015, 10:27 PM #6
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(03-07-2015, 06:43 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
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it could have been emails to the microwave..

fridges have friends too you know..

Just Plain Nuts.
03-07-2015, 11:40 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah but 750,000 emails to a microwave is a bit over the top. Are we talking a stalker fridge? 13.gif
03-07-2015, 11:44 PM #8
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(03-07-2015, 11:40 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah but 750,000 emails to a microwave is a bit over the top. Are we talking a stalker fridge? 13.gif

yes, im afraid so..

:(

it is well it got caught!!
poor microwave.. scared to death every time it had to beep..

Just Plain Nuts.
03-07-2015, 11:48 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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It was probably a cry for help. I hope the micro will be ok.
03-07-2015, 11:54 PM #10
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(03-07-2015, 11:48 PM)Octo Wrote:  It was probably a cry for help. I hope the micro will be ok.


yes ..
perhaps the coffeemaker will give support..

Just Plain Nuts.
03-07-2015, 11:59 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(03-07-2015, 10:27 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  
(03-07-2015, 06:43 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
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butthurt.png

it could have been emails to the microwave..

fridges have friends too you know..

chuckle.gif Good to see you cc thumbsup.gif

wonder.gif
03-08-2015, 12:02 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Or the toaster...

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I wish my fridge had a bit of OCD when it comes to self cleaning.
03-08-2015, 12:05 AM #13
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(03-07-2015, 11:59 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(03-07-2015, 10:27 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  
(03-07-2015, 06:43 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
50% OFF
butthurt.png

it could have been emails to the microwave..

fridges have friends too you know..

chuckle.gif Good to see you cc thumbsup.gif

you too! :)

Just Plain Nuts.
03-08-2015, 12:06 AM #14
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(03-08-2015, 12:02 AM)Octo Wrote:  Or the toaster...

yup.gif

I wish my fridge had a bit of OCD when it comes to self cleaning.

it isnt depressed, is it??

so sad when that happens..

try a fresh box of baking soda in it...

i think that would perk it up some..

Just Plain Nuts.
03-08-2015, 12:22 AM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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No it's not that bad actually. I've got beer in there. chuckle.gif



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