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How predators can spy on your children through “smart” toys

My Friend Cayla, an innocent looking children’s doll gracing the homes of tens of thousands of kids around the world, was recently named an “illegal espionage apparatus.” It’s not the only smart toy, either. Practically every toy that connects to the internet is an open invitation for hackers, identity thieves, and predators—and it’s a danger […]

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hacked home security cameras

This “simple trick” gives anyone access to your home security camera

Recently, there was a shocking headline on the BBC. It said: “Home Security Camera Sends Video to Wrong Person.” Louisa Lewis had looked at her phone’s security camera app and noticed that she was seeing someone else’s kitchen. There was also a random person stood washing the dishes. Somehow, she was not seeing her own […]

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Baby monitor hacked

This terrified mother discovered her child’s baby monitor had been hacked

A mother recently claimed that her baby monitor had been used to spy on her family. A scene from a movie? Nope. It really happened, and it could happen to you too. This particular monitor was the Fredi WiFi baby monitor, but many monitors are equally as vulnerable. According to researchers, the devices can easily […]

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Here’s how a hacker will crack your “secure” password

You’ve probably heard that a strong password is really important to keep your accounts safe. You’ve also probably heard that people are still not creating good passwords. But even if you are—or at least you think you are—hackers are smart and they’ve figured out ingenious ways to crack what you think is a secure password. […]

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How to protect the data on your phone

5 things you need to do now to protect the data on your phone

Gone are the days when we only had to worry about viruses on computers. Today, your phone is just as at risk. According to cybersecurity giant Kaspersky, there were a total of 42.7 million mobile malware attacks in 2017. The company also reported that malicious mobile software threats were found in more than 230 countries […]

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