Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, Hardware & InfoSec, information security, Stupid Technology, TCM (Truly Clueless Management), Tearing My Hair Out, Wireless
In my previous post, I discussed the Time Warner/SMC modem enormous security flaw.
Lo and behold, I am visited and left a comment by “Adam Wood” defending SMC, and telling me/us what a wonderful job SMC is doing about this issue.
(That’s got to be a really crappy job for a lowly PR flack; surfing the Internet for comments on the SMC modem, and uploading a canned positive comment wherever he can.)
Despite “Mr. Wood’s” comments about how SMC is fixing the problem in an absolutely wonderful way, I admit to some slight cynicism. Especially after reading more from David Chen, the guy who found it in the first place.
According to Mr. Chen, Time-Warner claimed to have pushed out a “temporary fix.” But here is his latest conclusion:
It seems that a fix from Time-Warner or SMC seems to consist almost entirely of PR.