Legislative proposal sent to my Congressman

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at orthanc.ca
Mon Oct 3 21:10:05 UTC 2016


> This is where device profiles could help.  If enough devices register
> profiles with the local router, at some point the router's default
> could be closed, so devices with no profile can't talk to the outside.

That would be nice, but a manufacturer who can't be bothered to take even 
the most basic security precautions certainly isn't going to implement 
this, either.

The only cure to this will be changing the law so that the directors of 
the companies that ship massively insecure devices like these are 
personally liable for all the financial loss attributed to their products. 
Bankrupt a few companies' board of directors and you'll start seeing 
things change in a hurry.

--lyndon



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