Daffy Duck the Original IoT Ransomware Hype-Master?

For a small price, I can install this little blue button to get you down — Daffy Duck

You could say Daffy invented Internet of Things hype well before the Internet and in turn the worst of modern security nightmares.  In the immortal animated short Design for Leaving (1954) Daffy stars as the ultimate a fast-talking pushy salesman who installs the Push Button House of Tomorrow at hapless Elmer Fudd’s place (after kicking Elmer out his own home).  Naturally Elmer and his house proceed to suffer from the various “improvements” and at the very end there’s a special blue button to be sold — a 1950’s version of ransomware.

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