They might seems small and relatively insignificant, but cheap wireless web cams deployed in houses and offices (and connected to home and office networks) might just be the perfect way in for attackers.
A vulnerability present in the customer relationship management (CRM) system of Interxion, a Netherlands-based provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, has been exploited by attackers to access contact details of the company's customers.
Do we want algorithms that we can't understand or question to influence how we get to live our lives? Unfortunately, as Cathy O'Neil, well-known mathematician and the author of the blog mathbabe.org, notes, our lives are already affected by them, as they are actively used in all sorts of places.
Time Warner Cable will soon be contacting approximately 320,000 of its customers whose accounts have likely been compromised, the company's public relations director Eric Mangan told CSO Online.
A global study of consumers reveals 48% are suspicious about how companies use their data.
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