Quoted from BrianZ:
Hell, my Blu-ray players, TV's, and Stereo receivers all connect via Wifi or Wired; and they update firmware from a site. Any of those been hacked? "nope"....
And how do you have any idea that they haven't? It still works therefore it couldn't have been hacked? I've seen LCD picture frames (years ago) come from the factory with viruses preinstalled waiting for that USB cable to plug into your PC. Now manufactures want to put cameras on your TVs (so they can see room light levels and identify those watching for a customized experience) which are also wifi enabled. The problem is these devices are poorly secured even when configured correctly (not that wifi itself is that unsecure). Also people choose very crappy passwords. I've seen mail accounts hacked with 'password' as the password, and after telling the customer what happened, they reset their password back to 'password' so that their smartphone, desktop, tablet, etc does not have to be updated...
If they do add it, I hope they have it send out data only (errors/audits), and no modification of game settings remotely. I guarantee some operator somewhere will have all games set to $.25 and Match set to 99% by a bored kid (free play would be too obvious). Not the end of the world, but why loose revenue over it? Its not a lucrative target I understand. Hell, even thermostats are now wifi enabled and keep track of your daily habits of when your home and away. Not a great thing for someone to find out. Yes they could just stake out your house, but wouldn't you call the cops if you saw a car waiting out front for you to leave for work? Now you won't have to know about it I know I sound like I'm ranting but I believe its a lot worse than most people realize. It either hasn't been discovered yet or simply hasn't been enabled yet... The fact that the firmware on your HDD/SDD/USB stick can be modified and you cannot tell if it has been is a little worrying.
"USB Sticks, they're not just for blowing up Iranian centrifuges anymore.." (how it was delivered to their secured facility)