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

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

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

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 or not, comes from the people using 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

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

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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