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Connected Toys Let Creepers Talk to Your Kids

Connected Toys Let Creepers Talk to Your Kids

It’s child’s play, as it were, to hack the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection used by the toy, for a man-in-the-middle takeover.

Futurethink: Biometrics, Cloud and the Shared, Autonomous Cars of the Future

Futurethink: Biometrics, Cloud and the Shared, Autonomous Cars of the Future

With cars being shared by multiple drivers, biometric authentication will replace physical keys, and will be used to access cloud services and payments.

AI: The Guest of Honor at Thanksgiving

AI: The Guest of Honor at Thanksgiving

89% of US citizens think AI could be a useful, integral part of their Thanksgiving celebrations.

Connected Elevators and the IoT Doomsday Scenario

Connected Elevators and the IoT Doomsday Scenario

Hackable elevators are a thing. A terrifying thing.

Queen's Super-Secret Heathrow Security Plans Found in the Middle of the Street

Queen's Super-Secret Heathrow Security Plans Found in the Middle of the Street

Who thinks that it’s totally okay to store transportation security plans for the Queen on an unencrypted USB stick?

Big Brother Screen in Piccadilly Wants to Get to Know You--Really, Really Well

Big Brother Screen in Piccadilly Wants to Get to Know You--Really, Really Well

The screen scans cars as well as pedestrians—making judgments about age, gender, income and even mood and language.

Bad Vibrations: Sex Toy Hacking and the IoT

Bad Vibrations: Sex Toy Hacking and the IoT

It's easy to hack a sex toy, intercepting a feed from the device's camera or taking control of it directly.

Tax Chief Says Don't Worry About Equifax: Only 45M of You Could Be Newly Affected

Tax Chief Says Don't Worry About Equifax: Only 45M of You Could Be Newly Affected

“Our estimate is a significant percent of those taxpayers already had their information in the hands of criminals.”

Baby Monitor Camera Stalks Mom and Newborn

Baby Monitor Camera Stalks Mom and Newborn

“I sat down to feed her and the camera turned to focus on us.”

Puppy Scams Show the Best Side of Human Nature

Puppy Scams Show the Best Side of Human Nature

At least 80% of the sponsored advertising links that appear in an internet search for pets may be fraudulent.

Nudie Pics Hop a Ride on Thomas the Tank Engine

Nudie Pics Hop a Ride on Thomas the Tank Engine

One can almost hear the adolescent giggling in the air.

Dentists Drill Down on Cryptocurrency

Dentists Drill Down on Cryptocurrency

Dentacoin can be earned for reviews and engagement, and used to pay for treatments.

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