When I arrived to work today, they talked about password protected vacuum cleaners.

Why would a vacuum cleaner require a password? I didn't dare to ask them, I would probably have found a way to offend their stupidity over buying into crap they don't need. :D

@urusan I don't know. Why would a robot vacuum cleaner need a password? To protect guests from making the owners home cleaned?

@hund @urusan One thing I can think of is that it has a full scan of the house/flat which may be a security issue theoretically.

A second one is so that a child couldn't operate it and get harmed by having their hair tangled in the machine or something.

I don't have experience with those, so I'm just guessing.

@hund how else to enforce a monthly subscription? 👀 /s

@hund if we’re talking about a robot vacuum cleaner: to prevent unauthorized access to your apartment’s map, to prevent messing with settings such as schedule or forbidden areas, to prevent running it at night, etc. 🤷🏻‍♂️

A robot vacuum cleaner is a nice tool 😊

Just don't make things at your home available over internet (except ssh)

@vftdan I meant by guests (on the wifi network), either intentionally or unintentionally :) @hund

@Crocmagnon I bet it is! I'm okay with not being able to watch Netflix on it though. :D

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