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#210450 28-Mar-2017 00:16
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So Miele made an internet connected dishwasher. And predictably failed to secure it properly, and completely ignore the calls to patch the security hole - leaving the unit open to abuse for anyone that can get access to its ip-address.


Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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  #1749140 28-Mar-2017 06:51
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 I can't imagine what a web server on a dishwasher would do for me, the customer.



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  #1749148 28-Mar-2017 07:34
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Yeh thats pretty poor. 

I mean, my regular dishwasher washes dishes. So I don't really see the benefit of buying a IoT dishwasher.


My wife wanted me to buy this samsung fridge for $8.5K which had all this un-necessary stuff in it too, like a web browser, cameras in the fridge a sound bar and pandora.


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  #1749149 28-Mar-2017 07:35
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Technically its not a clasic dishwasher, its a


"Laboratory Glassware Washer PG 8527 / PG 8528"


It has the abilty to scan bar codes on wash batches and presumable pass that along..



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  #1749150 28-Mar-2017 07:40
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As above, it's for use in laboratories so isn't something people will have sitting at home behind an ISP supplied modem/router combo. 
While still silly to not bake any security into the device, one would hope that a an institution needing this would have a competent IT team who would prevent this accessing the internet. 

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  #1749153 28-Mar-2017 07:56
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With so many security exploits in so called IoT devices (and exploits in more common things such as CCTV / VoIP) I really think port forward functionality should be removed from routers!



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  #1749169 28-Mar-2017 08:50
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Port forwarding will become a thing of the past - just wait till all those insecure IoT devices get a public IPv6 address!

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