Doug Vining Hacking cars

Now there's an even easier way to hack into connected cars - via the telemetry box that insurers use to monitor your driving and reward you with reduced premiums if you drive safely. How long before hackers turn to extortion?
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Posted: 13 August 2015 at 08:58

Lucky Magampa THINGS HOLD HUMANS TO RANSOM

was the smoke Illusion or real?
Did you “the culprit” managed to open the car doors?
i need to get to the end of this story so that we know what was pluged into your house to release that smoke. is it only hackeng or Blackmail of some sort.

the only way to avoid the coercion is to know how they do it so that we avoid it as it will obviosly not stop
Posted: 13 August 2015 at 09:24

Neil Jacobsohn THINGS HOLD HUMANS TO RANSOM

Hi Lucky - remember that these are possible scenarios from the future, not news reports...this one is dated 2019. Could it happen? Yes, of course, but that's why we need to be alert to possible impacts of the future.
Posted: 24 August 2015 at 10:58

Doug Vining Ransomware for Windows 10

Just a week before we published our MindBullet on ransomware and the Internet of Things, some enterprising criminals spoofed an early upgrade to Windows 10 to extort money from impatient users. A cautionary tale indeed, and a good reason to take the time and do a full system backup before installing any major upgrade - just in case!
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Posted: 18 August 2015 at 11:01

Doug Vining Hacking a fridge

It had to happen. First they hacked a Jeep via WiFi and now they're doing to your fridge! Don't say we didn't warn you, haha.
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Posted: 26 August 2015 at 14:18

Doug Vining Dark side of Internet of Things

The internet of everything will be one of the main technologies driving the 4th Industrial Revolution, and it has already started. But smart devices also have their problems. Here are a few of the biggest challenges.
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Posted: 5 September 2016 at 16:10
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