Gadget-enabled Sloth.

According to researchers this kitchen gadget “…solves one problem (physically having to get up and switch your kettle on!) and creates a whole bunch more.”

Source: New Wi-Fi kettle, same old security issues? Meh. Pen Test Partners

This is an example of a completely stupid idea birthed in the rush to the “Internet of Things.”  Apparently the security flaw in the appliance can allow a hacker to gain access to your wifi network.

Perhaps it is time to step back and ask a broader question.  Why does anyone actually need network-connected kitchen appliances?  Is this gizmo going to root around in the pantry and find the coffee beans for me?

I’m thinking I should just get my sorry butt out of bed and go make coffee.