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June 19, 2008

Networked percolators at risk of distributed denial of coffee attacks

The Jura Impressa F90 espresso machine can be hooked up to the Internet. The manufacturers say the web hookup can diagnose problems remotely and spare the customer a trip to the repair shop.

Security expert Craig Wright is warning the tech community that the Jura has unfixable security holes that imperil the security of their caffeine supply.

If the Jura is hooked up to the Web, truly evil hackers could water down your joe from a distance, cause coffee floods, or even break the machine.

No doubt the Jura Impressa F90 is part of a terrorist plot to cripple the the economy by bringing productivity to standstill.

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Some years ago the San Francisco performance artist group Survival Research Labs had people control their crazy destructive machines remotely via the web.

All yur koffee are belong to us.

No doubt the Jura Impressa F90 is part of a terrorist plot to cripple the the economy by bringing productivity to standstill.

No kidding! It's not JUST a matter of hurting the economy; coffee is the key to civilization as we know it.

This could get very ugly, indeed.

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