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    Quote Originally Posted by vintner View Post
    Is there any real advantage for them over a programmable thermostat?
    And...I am guessing there must be some why of entering a password to link to the wi-fi.
    The upside over just programmable is that you can control them remotely. Like when you are sitting on the couch. Or in Antarctica. Same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    Guess we're stuck with two dumb homes.

    You can make them smart if you like. Ask Alexa to help you.

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    "Cyber attack: hackers 'weaponised' everyday devices with malware to mount assault"

    "The huge attack on global internet access, which blocked some of the world’s most popular websites, is believed to have been unleashed by hackers using common devices like webcams and digital recorders."

    "Hackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code – known as a “botnet” or, jokingly, a “zombie army” – to force an especially potent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

    The aim of a DDoS attack is to overwhelm an online service with traffic from multiple sources, rendering it unavailable. Dyn said attacks were coming from millions of internet addresses, making it one of the largest attacks ever seen."

    "Mirai targeted household and everyday devices – such as DVRs, cameras and even kettles – that were connected to the internet, a concept of connectivity commonly referred to as “the internet of things” (IoT). Many were devised without particular mind to security."

    "Michael Mimoso, of cybersecurity research group Kaspersky Lab, estimated on Wednesday that the number of compromised devices had reached 493,000, with most in the US. “But Brazil and Colombia are also high on the list”."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayFal View Post
    You can make them smart if you like. Ask Alexa to help you.
    I hear she is good for controlling a lot of 'smart add ons' like lighting controllers, controlling the TV, etc. I am still using her for telling me the outside temperature, playing music and telling me a joke.
    Don

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