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10 Everyday Items Hackers Are Targeting Right Now

Just when you thought it was safe to use your computer, hackers have figured out how to attack everyday items. Your printer, your cellphone -- even the blender in your kitchen -- can be hacked and used against you.

And in the not-too-distant future, as the medical field makes advances with machine-to-human interfaces, even your own body and brain could be at risk.

Here are 10 everyday items that are open to fresh attacks from criminals.

1. Your Car
Vehicles like the Mercedes S550 use a cellular connection that lets you lock and unlock your car remotely. The Chrysler Grand Caravan has an on-board Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. GM vehicles use OnStar to communicate with the outside world; the company even incorporates a kill switch you can use if your car is stolen.

David Perry, a virus expert at Trend Micro, notes that most cars have multiple computers on board and a netw


Added: Jun-13-2010 Occurred On: Jun-13-2010
By: Cheerio
Tags: hackers, cyber, crime, internet, hacking, cracking, security
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