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Who cares about Steam accounts when that 12 year old can hack the locks on your door and even emptying your house including stripping the wallpaper and the carpets?

Because its a much cleaner steal to rob a bank account and never be physically there with no risk of being seen or DNA left .
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Who cares about Steam accounts when that 12 year old can hack the locks on your door and even emptying your house including stripping the wallpaper and the carpets?

I'd be more worried about the rapist hackers to be honest. Now surely, I never seen one, but they do exist. I don't know what's the estimated percentage of the population which are predisposed to rape or hacking, but if we were to make a basic diagram, I'm sure for every thousand or two people there is at least one person with a very high potential of being an exceptional hacker and a few bolts missing on their heads. So at any moment, there would always be some 3 or 4 rapist hackers within some 30 minutes of driving distance from where you and your family are.
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5 pages to go from Wi-Fi kettles to rapist hackers. Impressive.
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It's all on the same page for me. :/
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The average home wireless network is laughably easy to compromise. IoT is going to be a lot of fun for people, and not a lot of fun for others!
    
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The average home wireless network is laughably easy to compromise. IoT is going to be a lot of fun for people, and not a lot of fun for others!

Why?
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Why?


Well, for one thing many people still use WEP for their encryption, which was broken ages ago.
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Well, for one thing many people still use WEP for their encryption, which was broken ages ago.

And of course there's the default name and password thing as well.
     
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Well, for one thing many people still use WEP for their encryption, which was broken ages ago.

Both major ISPs where I live are selling their modem/routers with WPA2 preconfigured and random passwords already assigned, its been this way for a couple years at the least.
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Both major ISPs where I live are selling their modem/routers with WPA2 preconfigured and random passwords already assigned, its been this way for a couple years at the least.


Cool story, but there are millions upon millions of router out there in homes that still use WEP because they were made before more secure encryption protocols were available, and home users can't be bothered to fix something that seems to be working.
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