Experts warn "17" to be year of smart

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    Experts warn ’17 to be year of ‘smart home’ hacking

    Will 2017 be the year your home becomes under attack from cyber criminals?

    Experts expect the number of attacks on the Internet of Things (IoT) will likely increase in 2017. IoT includes devices like webcams, DVRs and connected thermostats that make life easier for homeowners, but are susceptible to cyber-intrusions.
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    As cool at technology is, the abuse you leave yourself wide open for won't become a reality until you are the victim of it. Until then all we will hear is " that's fake" , that can't happen" , that's a conspiracy.............

    man if you only knew what can be done you'd never have anything to do with technology for many who do that's a chance you take to warn others .

    It's simple " Anything can be hacked" no matter how much your little Gov, banks etc tell you how safe something is that is pure bs.
     
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    Best to rip out the camera and microphone from all your devices.
     
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    LOL, you know many people put tape over their computer webcam.
    And your microphone can be turned on without someone knowing it, the older generation doesn't always know this.
     
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    Get a computer case with the mic jack on the front...

    ... then ya can unplug it when ya ain't usin' it.
     
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    Could hacking be considered a life threatening activity...one that could be countered by lethal action?
     
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    Mebbe legal action...

    ... but I doubt lethal action.
     
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    They have already hacked medical devices.
     
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    And then we even have a General warning what is to come. EVERYTHING can and will be HACKED.
    Medical devices vulnerable to hackers - BBC News
    MORE AND MORE personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them.
     
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    We need more than legal action. Hackers don fear legal action. They might fear death. Let's try it...

    We do but that's one thing obama has been able to shut up about.
     
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