Security Vulnerability In a Dishwasher

If a broadcast that can turn a Smart TV into a spying machine is not enough, The Register reports about a directory traversal bug in a Miele dishwasher.

These days some dishwashers have a built-in web browser, and those are always vulnerable to hackers. In this case, the professional dishwasher can be hacked into giving up the admin password. Once a hacker gets a hold on that, they can install malware on the device or just program the dishwasher into wasting a lot of water.

If you notice a suspiciously unwashed dish in your favorite restaurant, it could be a fault of a rogue dishwasher! Thank you, the Internet of Things.

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