Holiday Shopping and Security

– Hello (hackable) Barbie Toys that talk back are some of the hottest holidays gifts this year. And they may soon be hot items for hackers. Cybersecurity researchers uncovered a number of major security flaws in systems behind Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected doll that listens to children and uses artificial intelligence to respond. Vulnerabilities in the mobile app and cloud storage used by the doll could have allowed...

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FBI braces for ISIS – Founder of app used by ISIS: ‘We shouldn’t feel guilty.’ – Key Issue to 2016 Elections: Paris Attacks – Ep841: Unleash Your Computer’s Potential – and more stories
Nov21

FBI braces for ISIS – Founder of app used by ISIS: ‘We shouldn’t feel guilty.’ – Key Issue to 2016 Elections: Paris Attacks – Ep841: Unleash Your Computer’s Potential – and more stories

FBI braces for ISIS holiday terror attacks In the wee hours of July 4, FBI counterterrorism agents in the Boston area scrambled to thwart the last of a string of Islamic State terror plots they feared could be conducted during the patriotic holiday or soon after. Just weeks earlier, an agent and Boston officers had shot and killed an ISIS sympathizer on the same streets, right before he boarded a bus armed with a military-style knife...

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Online Attacks on Infrastructure – USB Killer 2.0: Harmless and Destroys – Even If You Don’t “Live” On the Internet – Small Drones Up For Registration – NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections – iPhone Trick Can Extend the Life of Your Battery – Must-Have Mobile Apps and Docking Stations
Nov07

Online Attacks on Infrastructure – USB Killer 2.0: Harmless and Destroys – Even If You Don’t “Live” On the Internet – Small Drones Up For Registration – NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections – iPhone Trick Can Extend the Life of Your Battery – Must-Have Mobile Apps and Docking Stations

Online Attacks on Infrastructure Are Increasing at a Worrying Pace Over the last four years, foreign hackers have stolen source code and blueprints to the oil and water pipelines and power grid of the United States and have infiltrated the Department of Energy’s networks 150 times. “They could, for example, derail passenger trains or, even more dangerous, derail trains loaded with lethal chemicals,” former Defense Secretary Leon E....

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Enter TV hacking – Apple TV: Future of TV – Russian ships to attack global internet – WI-FI: Device captures & identifies people behind concrete – Police seize BBC Newsnight journalist’s laptop – Google Launching 20k Helium Balloons to Improve Internet Access – Agency for give GOP internal docs on climate research – No, There’s No ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 6 – PayPal: 29% Jump in Earnings – Cutting Edge Devices
Oct31

Enter TV hacking – Apple TV: Future of TV – Russian ships to attack global internet – WI-FI: Device captures & identifies people behind concrete – Police seize BBC Newsnight journalist’s laptop – Google Launching 20k Helium Balloons to Improve Internet Access – Agency for give GOP internal docs on climate research – No, There’s No ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 6 – PayPal: 29% Jump in Earnings – Cutting Edge Devices

Enter TV hacking -- courtesy of our government! You have heard about Jailbreaking your phones to access new apps and features -- well the government has now said its OK to do the same to your "Smart TV." Once done you can install third party software which is not a problem. However, there are those who will use this technology to accomplish their nefarious purposes such as watching and listen to you through your TV.  Now that will be...

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Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety
Oct23

Pitfalls of the Connected Home – ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard Never Took Off – Florida Couple vs Apple’s ‘Wifi Assist’ – BlackBerry back starting at $700 – Wear Your Safety

Pitfalls of the Connected Home (Part 2) In an effort to save money this summer, I tried painting the exterior of our home by myself. How hard can it be? Well, when I stood back and surveyed my work, it was completely uneven and mismatched. Some jobs, I learned, require a professional. The same lesson applies for trying to connect my home to the Internet. As I explained last week, the result was mostly a disaster. And based on readers’...

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Thieves Aren’t Just Skimming Your ATM
Oct01

Thieves Aren’t Just Skimming Your ATM

Turns out thieves all around the country, as well as here in New Hampshire, are stealing our Credit Card and Debit Card information using Skimmers which they’re not attaching to the ATM door enclosures. Yesterday and today I appeared on NH1.com talking about the security...

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