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Your living room is vulnerable to cyber attacks

By Tony Bradley, PC World | August 22nd, 2014 A Kaspersky Labs researcher hacked his own home and found a number of serious security concerns. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, researchers demonstrated how a Nest thermostat can be hacked, to show how easily connected appliances–the household technologies that …

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New docs show DHS was more worried about critical infrastructure flaw in ’07 than it let on

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | July 9th, 2014 Homeland Security mistakenly releases info on ‘Aurora’ test in response to unrelated FOIA request. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mistakenly released hitherto little-known details on an experiment conducted in 2007 in which researchers destroyed a 27-ton diesel generator via a cyberattack on its control system. Details …

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