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Will The Futuristic Sewing Machines Still Be Friendly To Itís Users If They're Hijack

Will The Futuristic Sewing Machines Still Be Friendly To Itís Users If They're Hijack

Old 02-14-2020, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by cindi View Post
I didnít read the entire thing (the bold print throughout was too much for my eyes), but got the gist of the conversation from the title. No, Iím not worried at all. Pretty sure the Chinese and Russians are not waiting for me to hook up my computerized machines to steal anything. They certainly canít get any cash from my sewing machine, so whatís their incentive? I donít expect theyíll hold it hostage until I make them a quilt or pay them in fat quarters !! Like Patrice and Peggi said, if your home internet is secure, no worries.
If you register your machine for warranty..technically someone could hack into it and get your name, and a lot of other personal info..a lot of these places ask for your income range, as well as the usual personal info. Do I think it will happen? No..I think hackers are going for the big sites, with hundreds of thousands of people's info on it, but what do I know? It could happen. Maybe it's easier to hack into a sewing machine manufacturer than a bank..look at the ransomware..they do that for as little as a few hundred dollars for each person hacked..if they knew you made 200K a year..then the ransom might go up!
It's the wild west out there, and the truth is no one knows what the downside is until it happens.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:58 AM
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a lot of these places ask for your income range, as well as the usual personal info.

That's easy. I give false info other then name, email, model/serial number, date bought. That is all that is needed to be real. Hey I'm a millionaire on many forms. LOL
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:34 AM
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Personally I find this whole thread rather frivolous. Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." I'd rather focus my energies on my friends, family, and hobbies. I'm a much happier and healthier person for it.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:26 PM
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I don't see this as a doom and gloom post. One never knows if the thoughts and opinions posted are helpful to someone else, or are making someone think in a new way. Personally, I think contemplating the questions of tech and 'smart tech' is important although I agree this scenario (smart home to sewing machine) might not truly be one that gets targeted by hackers or malware/ransomware. If this even helps someone think a second time about better securing their wireless or devices, it's a good thing.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Cheshirepat View Post
I don't see this as a doom and gloom post. One never knows if the thoughts and opinions posted are helpful to someone else, or are making someone think in a new way. Personally, I think contemplating the questions of tech and 'smart tech' is important although I agree this scenario (smart home to sewing machine) might not truly be one that gets targeted by hackers or malware/ransomware. If this even helps someone think a second time about better securing their wireless or devices, it's a good thing.
I agree with Chesirepat.
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