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Hackable?” Tests Whether Car Key Fobs Are Secure

Smart key fobs make it easy to open your car, pop the trunk, and start driving without fumbling around for your keys. But is the signal sent through the air secure? Does every click give hackers a chance to capture your code? During the second season of “Hackable?” white-hat hacker ...

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“Hackable?” Puts Wireless Mice to the Test

Wireless mice have become the preferred peripheral to scroll and click, and for most users, all they are really worried about is running out of battery at the wrong moment. But do these devices actually have a critical vulnerability? Could cutting the cord allow a hacker to take control of ...

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“Hackable?” Dedicates an Entire Episode to “Mr. Robot”

While Hollywood often gets hacking wrong, “Mr. Robot” is acclaimed for its commitment to authenticity and technical accuracy. And it’s ridiculously entertaining. Inspired by the efforts of the main character Elliot and his band of hackers, we’ve compromised Wi-FI networks, dropped malicious USB drives, and cracked car key fobs — ...

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Could a Dropped USB Drive Expose You to Malware?

USB drives seem harmless enough and they’re a convenient way to store, back up, or transfer files from your computer. So If you spot a USB drive sitting on the ground or in your office, should you assume someone lost their files? Or is it a hacker baiting you into ...

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Can Video Game “Mods” Expose Players to Malware?

“Hackable?” host Geoff Siskind’s son is a huge fan of the world-building computer game Minecraft — and downloads “mods” for it often. These mods are third-party updates that allow players to alter their favorite game. Whether you want to improve the graphics or add your favorite movie character to a ...

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Can All-in-One Printers Be Hacked? “Hackable?” Sets the Fax Straight

The heyday of fax technology may have been in the 80s, but all-in-one printers found throughout homes and offices often still include a fax machine. And telephonic transmission has resisted the rise of email and other internet-connected messaging tools in a variety of fields, including healthcare and law enforcement. On ...

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Is Trouble Brewing for Owners of Smart Coffee Makers and Kettles?

There’s an undeniable appeal to a smart coffee maker that knows when you wake up so you’re never left without a freshly brewed pot. Or a smart tea kettle that heats water to the perfect temperature for brewing your favorite varietal. But does the convenience of automation put your personal data up ...

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“Hackable?” Puts Smartphones to the Test

Is the Personal Data on Your Smartphone Vulnerable? Listen to Find Out: Used for everything from banking and taking pictures, to navigating, streaming, and connecting, mobile devices are a treasure trove of sensitive personal data. On the latest episode of “Hackable?” the team investigates how secure that data really is ...

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ST02: Mobile World Congress 2019 Recap with Gary Davis

Our Chief Consumer Evangelist, Gary Davis, joins us in discussing the recent Mobile World Congress 2019 on his and McAfee’s views ranging from trending themes from the show to McAfee key announcements and goals.

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Should you pull your smart plug?

While some may think, “why would I need my toaster to connect to the internet,” smart home devices continue to become more and more popular. In fact, a recent study by Intel found that by 2025, 71% of Americans will have at least one smart device in their home. For ...

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