Ikea wants to put your whole house online. But for goodness’ sake why?


If a botnet comprised of Ikea smart home devices ever knocks out the internet, at least you’ll know it’s been done with Swedish efficiency.

On Tuesday, the homewares company announced it would be continuing the trend of connecting inanimate objects to the internet as part of its Ikea Home Smart project.

But must we? Humans don’t have the best track record in this area. Just this week, The Register reported that even an internet-enabled commercial dishwasher had a potential security bug.

Admittedly, these are some good looking objects to have around the home. The Smart Lighting package consists of bulbs and light panels, as well as motion sensor and dimming kits. …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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