The Internet Of (Broken) Things

The Internet of Things is that Shangri-La where toasters converse with blenders and TV's enjoy a tête-à-tête with refrigerators. Our stodgy, static appliances and entertainment devices will rise to their full potential and find a new, vibrant existence in an interconnected Nirvana thanks to the Internet. 

If this were an audio blog, this is where you would here that sound of a stylus screeching across a vinyl record. 

Never mind exotic parings; apparently we can't even get something like UPnP connectivity to work in a moderately secure manner:
According to the security team at Rapid7, technology used worldwide in both routers and standard networking equipment is making it possible for hackers to potentially infiltrate approximately 40 million to 50 million devices worldwide.

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