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        Tracey Capen
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        ON SECURITY By Susan Bradley Recently the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a document warning about unpatched Windows 7 machines. That al
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        0patch Pro has taken over patching duties.  MS has their hands full with W10.

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        I am the lucky owner of the latest, greatest LG clothes washer.  Like my smart switches, it sets up a mini WiFi hotspot (or bluetooth) to transfer it’s connectivity to the Internet.  I have allowed the washer access to the Internet but only on my restricted guest portion of my home network. I installed the LG app on my smart phone, so that the washer can tell me what it’s up to.  Of course, I already knew what it was doing from the sound but I don’t live in a huge house without a clock.  I had high hopes that this smart washer would allow some control via the app, but alas the cycles available were selected in a factory somewhere by engineers who, perhaps, never thought anybody might want to soak things like diapers.  In the perturbations available, my desired cycle selections seem missing.  Maybe it save water or energy, but the inability to self-program the device is sad.  And, yes, it seems to receive updates from the mothership from time to time.  Worse, I have no idea of any security provisions associated with the machine or my smart switches.  I do hope that I don’t discover the washer has gone berserk by over filling with water or some other nonsense.

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