New research shows sound waves can manipulate the accelerometer in your phone; what implications does this have for data security?
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Hackers Use Phone Network to Cut Jeep’s Brakes
“It sounds like something out of a contemporary ghost story. Our main character is driving 70 miles per hour down a highway in a Jeep Cherokee when suddenly the brakes stop working, the A/C system starts blasting cold air on high, the windshield wipers go haywire, the accelerator is rendered unusable and the radio switches to a Kanye West song. The horror!”
What Hackers Really Want With Your Data
“For the 2016 fiscal year, President Obama officially proposed a $14 Billion dollar budget dedicated to protecting the government from cyber crime. Can the United States stop cyber crime?”
It’s Possible to Hack a Phone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show
“A security loophole that would allow someone to add extra steps to the counter on your Fitbit monitor might seem harmless. But researchers say it points to the broader risks that come with technology’s embedding into the nooks of our lives.”
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Written by: Julian Huguet