Even TVs aren't safe anymore:
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
Thankfully I've never wanted to use the smart features on any of my tech.
Perhaps I'm overcautious, but it seems the more connected you become, the more vulnerable you are to hacking, identity theft, and so on.
I had my bank account cleaned out many years back and I was never able to reclaim the money (long story, though I'd done nothing negligent or irresponsible). Ever since I've exhibited what I consider a healthy level of paranoia about all things related to tech, identity, and money.
We'll ultimately need firewall/antivirus software for all connected devices, which of course we'll have to pay for. And since it's becoming near impossible to exist without every aspect of your life filtered through some form of digital technology, we're losing our ability to opt out. All sounds rather Orwellian. More worryingly, I feel like I writing a Daily Mail column.
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
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