Sharing photos and information as part of a game or challenge can threaten your social media security, an expert warns.
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"A perpetrator could say, 'I have these images of you and will publish them unless you…' to get more images or even in exchange for money."
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Surfing attacks use ultrasonic waves to control your phone from afar. They could let hackers make calls or read texts, all without you knowing.
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Hackers have a range of motives for the cyberattacks they pull off. Understanding more about those motives could help stop web defacements.
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"...the ones causing the most damage are loose groups of individuals who come together to do one thing, do it really well... then disappear."
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Smart cars are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, some of which could even be lethal. Companies need to catch up to protect consumers, researchers say.
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Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant are vulnerable to hijacking via "Light Commands" with as little as a regular laser pointer.
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"We provide online service, app, and content providers with detailed information about our whereabouts, our thoughts, our feelings, our moods, and our life patterns."
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Your search for long-lost cousins could open you up to "genetic hacking." And unlike credit card information, you can't just cancel your old genome and get a new one.
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