Legislative proposal sent to my Congressman

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Oct 3 21:14:07 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.

They will if the routers start rejecting their traffic.

> 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.

Good luck with that.


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