Consumer Device Targeting

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March 10, 2020
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Consumer Device Targeting

With the proliferation of smart devices hackers have a wellspring of new targets in 2020.

With the proliferation of smart devices—connected speakers, mirrors, and fitness gadgets—hackers have a wellspring of new targets in 2020.

Attackers might hijack your smart TV for ransom on the day before a big televised event (national elections, Eurovision, the Super Bowl) and refuse to unlock it until you’ve paid a fee. Or they could take control of your fitness device and hold years of personal workout data and in-app milestones and achievements for ransom.