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Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:00:12 AM »
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The concept of smart devices leaving people and companies vulnerable for cyber attacks is nothing new.  However, hackers using a smart fish tank to breach the cyber security of an unnamed North American casino, is a first.

Hackers breached the fish tank, then scanned the system for any additional vulnerabilities.  After finding more security gaps, the hackers sent data to an account in Finland.  It was then, that the casino knew something was wrong and stopped the attack from going any further.

The data that was transmitted to Finland, is not being released.
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 10:42:46 AM »
Something's fishy here...  :011:

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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 11:06:00 AM »
Everybody wants to connect every damn thing to a computer and/or the internet.

When will they learn??????   :007:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.”   -John Adams

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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 04:20:24 PM »
Something's fishy here...  :011:

They thought, why not?  Give it a try, just for the halibut.
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 05:09:27 PM »
Well..... I see this thread is going to become Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour!   :011: :011: :066: :008:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.”   -John Adams

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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 09:29:23 PM »
Fish food for thought.... :011:
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 10:26:23 PM »
Typical.  This place is a real dive. 
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »
This thread just tanked.
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 10:04:47 PM »
This thread just tanked.

 :011:

And I think it's starting to give Larry a haddock. 
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 07:48:26 AM »
Sounds like a fish story to me...
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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 08:12:54 AM »
I thought it was about to flounder:022:  :015:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.”   -John Adams

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Re: Fish Tank Creates Gateway for Security Breach
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 10:47:59 AM »
I thought it was about to flounder:022:  :015:

With this group that could take a while.  Might want to head on over to The Oyster Bar.  It could be a while before this one blows a seal. 
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