Licensing Software Engineers

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last posted Dec. 30, 2013, 3:42 p.m.

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Another argument for software licensure and code/firmware inspections: the dark side of the so-called Internet of Things:

Reports coming out of Russia suggest that some Chinese domestic appliances, notably kettles, come kitted out with malware — in the shape of small embedded computers that leech off the mains power to the device. The covert computational passenger hunts for unsecured wifi networks, connects to them, and joins a spam and malware pushing botnet. The theory is that a home computer user might eventually twig if their PC is a zombie, but who looks inside the base of their electric kettle, or the casing of their toaster?

Trust Me (I'm a Kettle)

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