So I was looking for a Zigbee controlled 0-10 volt dimmer for my garage LED light and stumbled across this device that allows you to power on/off your computer via Zigbee and comes with a remote. It installs directly into a PCIE slot in the PC.
Each piece is autographed by Xi Jinping with a personalized thank you note.
I don’t know enough about personal computing to even hazard a guess about whether PCIe cards can hide some sort of malicious code that, unbeknownst to the system owner, takes control of other PC components in a way that would establish some route for a threat actor to remotely do whatever it is they’re going to do.
But I figure every PCIe card I own is made in China anyway. So I’m still not sure what the difference here would be.
This got me thinking. I had on hand a fibaro smart implant begging to be used. I hooked it up to my computer's power button. It works like a charm. I can turn my computer on and off remotely without the use of the smart plug.
A solution to avoid Mr Xi unexpectedly inviting himself to dinner.
If he brings pot stickers, xiao long bao, and a few spicy Hunan dishes I'll invite him in gladly. (That's really the way they are taking us over..."Step 1. Make them dependent on our food for survival...")