TED Talk: Hacked medical devices, automobile computer systems, two-way radios, and more

Avi Rubin: “All your devices can be hacked” A computer and information security expert gives a TED talk: How implanted medical devices can be hacked (and the results could be fatal) by reverse engineering commercial off-the-shelf devices and then sending wireless signals to them. How an automobile can be hacked using the onboard wired or […]

Prevent your web browser from sharing your location

Take advantage of your Internet browser’s built-in feature to prevent websites from requesting for your physical location. Whether you’re concerned about safety from online predators, or you don’t feel comfortable sharing where you live with a website’s third-party marketing advertisements, you may want to block your browser from directly giving away your computer’s location. Keep in mind that […]

Sharing mobile photos online could give away your location

With the explosive popularity of smartphones and social media platforms, sharing photos has never been easier. Millions of pictures are uploaded to the web every day, and camera-enabled mobile phones are the perennial top-selling consumer electronic devices. So it’s a safe bet that even more photos will be cropping up on image-hosting communities and personal […]

The dangers of texting when driving

Is it safe to text while driving? Should I use a smartphone when driving? AT&T campaign: This documentary featuring families affected by texting while behind the wheel was distributed to educators, government officials, safety organizations and the public as part of an educational awareness campaign. (Video length: 10:44) “Studies show that you are 23 times more […]