The Daily Dish: October 21, 2015
Today on the Daily Dish: Food industry workers frequently work sick, hackers can get into your iKettle, and Chipotle Halloween special.
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With flu season upon us, more people call in sick. However, a new survey finds about 51 percent of food industry workers “always” or “frequently” work sick. Of 1,200 workers surveyed, 73 percent said they came to work when sick because of income, 48 percent said to support someone, and about 40 percent said they either needed to save money, were interested in the job, or went to work for a sense of self-worth.
Do you feel the need to connect your tea kettle to your wifi? You might be putting your home at risk. A digital security expert in London was able to map the city’s “insecure” iKettles and hack them to prove that homeowners’ wifi passwords can be leaked. By hacking the iKettle, which uses a smartphone to boil water for tea, the expert used social engineering data, a directional antenna, and networking gear to learn wifi passwords of a number of homes.
Did you know you can get $3 Chipotle burritos on Halloween by dressing up? It’s part of Chipotle’s annual Boorito fundraiser, which raises money for the Cultivate Foundation to create a better food future. But this year, there’s a twist. Harping on their image of being GMO-free, now you have to add something unnecessary to your costume to represent the Boorito slogan, “unnecessary ingredients in fast food are creepy.” In exchange, Chipotle will donate $1 from your purchase to their foundation.
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