$2000 Net-Connected Coffeemaker Opens Your PC to Hacks, Crappy Coffee

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The Jura F90 is a coffee maker than runs nearly $2000, largely due to its amazing internet powers, like remotely setting your coffee's strength (strong enough to kill a horse, plz) and getting diagnostics help without sending the whole unit in for service. But the software has some serious holes like a buffer overflow vulnerability that'll let hackers take over the PC you use to connect the F90 to the net, not to mention screw up your coffee, turning it into a sludgy cup of caffeinated tar, or worse, a watery, tea-like liquid. There's no patch yet, but there better be soon. A computer getting hacked is really trivial, but shitty coffee from a $2000 machine is goddamn criminal. [Cnet]

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We have the $3500 model in our RainyDayKitchen... awesome coffee! Have reviewed most of the pod based ones on the market, we decided on the Z5 as a compromise between making it the manual way and popping in a pod.

Have been loving the Z5 everyday for the past few years now. Goodness a the push of a button.

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