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From Heart Attack to Hack Attack: Hackers Can Now Control Pacemakers

From Heart Attack to Hack Attack: Hackers Can Now Control Pacemakers

Medical technology has allowed for vast improvements in the way that conditions are treated. For example, the pacemaker allows some people with heart conditions to live longer and more comfortably. However, a European research team has concluded that even pacemakers are susceptible to being hacked, with deadly results.

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This Hacker Messed With the Wrong Transportation Agency

This Hacker Messed With the Wrong Transportation Agency

While San Francisco residents might not be happy that they’ll again have to pay fares to ride the city’s rail system, the reason they again have to do so is understandable. Plus, it provides an excellent example of the importance of maintaining a backup and using complex passwords.

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What Volkswagen is Doing to Prevent Hackers From Controlling Your Car

What Volkswagen is Doing to Prevent Hackers From Controlling Your Car

Today’s cars are equipped with more complicated computer systems that allow users access to cutting-edge technology and services. Due to the increasing number of cyber attacks on computerized cars, Volkswagen has chosen to team up with three Israeli cybersecurity experts to equip advanced vehicles with the proper security solutions.

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It Only Takes 8 Seconds for a Hacker to Open Your Garage Door


b2ap3_thumbnail_garage_hackers_400.jpgHackers have proven to be a crafty and suspicious lot, and can take advantage of even the most benign technology to infiltrate networks. However, we don’t often associate them with objects in the physical world. Now, even something as simple as a decade-old communications device can be used to open the right garage doors.

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4 Ways You Can Protect Your Accounts from Hacking Attacks

b2ap3_thumbnail_network_security_pracitices_400.jpgWe don’t need to explain how dangerous the Internet is. Behind a veil of deception is a horde of malicious entities that are practically begging you to make a mistake and allow them access to your infrastructure. If there’s one thing you should be sure of, it’s that a single mistake is all it takes to allow dangerous entities into your organization, like ransomware, viruses, malware, or even spyware.

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Despite Technology’s Shortcomings, People Are Still the Root of Hacking Attacks

b2ap3_thumbnail_pc_hack_attack_400.jpgPeople often blame technology for not doing its job in the face of hacking attacks. While this is certainly true, only half of the fault lies with the technology. The other half, whether we like to admit it or not, comes from the people using the technology. This brings up an interesting ultimatum; only humans can prevent hacking attacks from happening altogether. If people don’t protect their data, it’s only natural that it will eventually get attacked.

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Social Engineering: Not All Hackers Target Technology

b2ap3_thumbnail_social_engineering_risky_400.jpgThe nature of hacking is to take advantage of weak points and exploit them for some kind of profit. This is usually seen in flaws or vulnerabilities found within the code of a program or operating system, but these flaws can be psychological, too. Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of a concept known as “social engineering” to fool users into handing over sensitive information that can be used against them.

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Social Engineering: Not All Hackers Target Technology

b2ap3_thumbnail_social_engineering_risky_400.jpgThe nature of hacking is to take advantage of weak points and exploit them for some kind of profit. This is usually seen in flaws or vulnerabilities found within the code of a program or operating system, but these flaws can be psychological, too. Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of a concept known as “social engineering” to fool users into handing over sensitive information that can be used against them.

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Biohacking: Integration of Smart Technology with the Human Body

b2ap3_thumbnail_nfc_payment_400.jpgWearable technology is still emerging, but a much different type of smart tech is coming soon. At the Kaspersky Labs Security Analyst Summit, the question of whether or not embedding technology in the human body is a viable concept was discussed in detail. This is supposedly the future of smart technology.

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