By Elinor Mills
June 17, 2008
An Australian man has discovered security vulnerabilities in his
Internet-connected coffee maker that could allow a remote attacker to
not only take over his Windows XP-based PC but also make his coffee too
Craig Wright, a risk advisory services manager at professional services
firm BDO, found several security holes, including a buffer overflow in
the Internet Connection software that links his Jura F90 coffee maker to
Once connected to the Internet, the high-end coffee maker, which retails
for nearly US$2,000 on Amazon, lets you do things like set the strength
of your coffee and get remote diagnostic help over the Internet without
having to send the appliance in for service.
Wright posted the information on the vulnerabilities, and the fact that
there is no patch available yet, to the BugTraq security e-mail list on
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