Exploit attacks your smart TV through over-the-air signals

Worries that someone could hijack your TV with a broadcast have been present for decades (ever see The Outer Limits?), and it’s clear that they’re not going away any time soon. Oneconsult security researcher Rafael Scheel has outlined an attack that can control smart TVs by embedding code into digital (specifically, DVB-T) over-the-air broadcasts. The intrusion takes advantage of flaws […]

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What to expect now that Internet providers can collect and sell your Web browser history

After Congress handed President Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next. The legislation makes it easier for Internet providers, such as AT&T and Verizon, to collect and sell information such as your Web browsing history and app usage. But let’s get into the details: You wanted to […]

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How To Block Spam and Texts on your Phone

Ting! You’ve just received a new message. You set down your bags of groceries, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then, you frown. The message reads: “REAL ROLEX 90% OFF!” You’ve never seen the phone number in your life. You received spam, and smartphones have become a major target for indiscriminate marketing campaigns. Sometimes the senders are […]

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