https://games.slashdot.org/story/19/01/ ... s-are-down
This one in particular resonated with me:
Many of us care, but we're called Luddites, old men, and paranoid.
We should embrace modern technology and stop being so cranky we're told.
Meanwhile people who know almost nothing about setting up computers or a network are buying connected devices, and letting them have free rein on their network with s--- like UPnP, which just turns off all the security.
They find their creepy baby monitor talking in strange voices to their children. They buy a Barbie which uploads everything their child to someone's server.
Hell, they install locks that allows Amazon to open your door to strangers.
Congratulations, you've put complex networked devices with major security ramifications to people who can barely operate their TV remote.
But it's people like me who have been in IT for 25+ years who are the ones trying to explain why this is a terrible idea, and being dismissed as alarmist. OK, well, fine, let's ignore what I do for a living and how 6 months ago you could barely access your own wifi.
Everyone is so obsessed with their connected gadgets they've stopped listening to the people they used to ask how to get onto the interwebs. Because they're all experts, and the devices undermine their security for them.
They all want shiny and easy, but they have no idea of what else is happening.