VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers
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A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S.

This is a big deal, so pay attention. When your router is compromised, a hacker can inflict damage, not just on the router itself, but on every connected device running on your network. Continue readingVPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

Virtual User Experience Technology (VUX)

Grundig VUX | KitchAnn Style
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For the next several years there’s going to be a continual debate about the types of technology and how much of it we want in our home.

Kitchen designers used to only have to worry about incorporating a television in a kitchen and a knee space for the “cookbook area” often called the lady’s desk. Open floor plans and personal devices have eliminated much need for the a kitchen television. Continue readingVirtual User Experience Technology (VUX)

GE Adds Voice Control With Amazon Alexa

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If you don’t have an Amazon Echo you might not know that the virtual assistant Alexa has “skills.” Think of it as third-party apps that tap into the power of Alexa without ever needing native support.

Geneva communicates wit Alexa | KitchAnn Style

General Electric has introduced another step toward the fully connected home with the launch of Geneva, an Alexa “skill” that allows users to control WiFi-enabled GE Monogram, Café and Profile appliances with their voice, using an Amazon Echo, Dot or other device that runs Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. Continue readingGE Adds Voice Control With Amazon Alexa