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.
I can't imagine what a web server on a dishwasher would do for me, the customer.
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.
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..
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.
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!