We Asked Appliance Manufacturers How Long They’ll Keep Connected Devices Secure. Many Couldn’t Tell Us.

We Asked Appliance Manufacturers How Long They’ll Keep Connected Devices Secure. Many Couldn’t Tell Us.

Connected appliances—such as voice-controlled microwaves, refrigerators with touchscreens and online ordering, or Wi-Fi–connected washing machines—are growing in popularity. But unlike with smartphones or computers, we’ve seen little precedent when it comes to expectations for support and updates to such devices. Plus, appliances are expected to last for at least a decade, and they’re a pain to replace. Committing to security updates is the least a company can do, so we reached out to every major appliance company to see how long they planned to issue updates for their smart appliances.

source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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