Author: Heather Kuhla
Standing in a long line for coffee could be a gruesome wait, thought branding specialists at Starbucks. Soon they installed sound systems in many of their restaurants and even began offering compilation CD’s and music on kiosks while waiting in line. It was beginning to be an experience just waiting in line for coffee. No one would have thought his or her cell phone would be vulnerable for acquiring harmful software in a coffee shop.
Music, TV, video and lighting can be used by evildoers to trigger malware in cellphones and other devices. (Image credit: Alex Upshur / Greenraystudio via Wikimedia Commons)
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have recently discovered a new way for evildoers to discretely take control of your smartphone or portable device through ambient sound and light provided at Starbucks coffee shops. Continue reading
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Did you know there are man-made machines that are invisible to the naked eye? Microscopic guitars, cars, computers and many invisible things are being designed using nanotechnology.
Now nanotech’s found its way into food. Yes, nano foods are already on store shelves.
Reading about nanotech reminds this blogger of a scene from the 2003 movie X2: X-Men United. In the scene Magneto Escapes, the movie’s villain Magneto breaks out of confinement by extracting iron from a prison guard’s blood. No, the prison guard didn’t boost his body’s iron levels feasting on chicken liver just before going to work. His body was hacked. The scene Bottoms Up! shows how the “iron hack” was done.
So what do these advancements in nanotech potentially mean? For starters, every one of us and everything in life is now potentially hackable. Bottoms up, folks!
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