Computers are everywhere in our daily lives. At the grocery check-out, in banks, laptops and smart phones keeping people connected. But all of the Operating Systems running these devices that are network capable have one thing in common: Security. One area I neglected to add to the above list, is the automobile. Cars have computers to control everything from the radio to the brakes…and in 2005 the US government made sure that every car sold in the US was equipped with something called OBD-II, or On Board Diagnostics. This is the port, (usually under the dash,) that a mechanic uses to diagnose problems, it allows access to every computer that is on board and connected to the car. Continue reading University Study Demonstrates That ’05 And Newer Cars Can Be Remotely Hacked And Controlled
Televisions are in virtually every home in the US. And over the years the TV just keeps improving. And now, they have improved the TV to the point that you can use TVs to surf the internet and enjoy almost everything that the internet has to offer…including Skype, chat rooms, and even take pics using built in cameras and microphones. Isn’t technology wonderful? But get this, what if your TV was watching you? Well, not really the TV, but the hacker that can even take total control of that internet connected smart television. Continue reading Enjoy Watching Your New Smart Television? What About If The Smart TV Is Watching You?