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10 Everyday Items Hackers Are Targeting

     
1:52 am on Jun 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The Chinese owned Fox News reports...

hackers have figured out how to attack everyday items. Your printer, your cellphone -- even the blender in your kitchen -- can be hacked and used against you.


[foxnews.com...]
2:06 am on June 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The blender in my kitchen?

This is typical Fox ratings chasing stuff.
4:15 am on June 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This is not Science Fiction, but a real world problem. Some previous threads about these type of attacks:

Mobile virus hits Lexus cars [webmasterworld.com]
Picture frames with virus [webmasterworld.com]
Trojan backdoor in USB charger [webmasterworld.com]
3:51 pm on June 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I remember about 11 years ago when they started installing DSL in the apartment complex where I was living at the time. Lots of neighbors had wide open shares on their desktops. I found one guy who has his printer shared. So I printed a test page for him. I was so tempted to print out "Hello, Dave" on a sheet, but this was in South Korea and the reference probably would have been wasted. :)