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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1278 Hackers make the first-ever ransomware for smart thermostats
One day, your thermostat will get hacked by some cybercriminal hundreds of miles away who will lock it with malware and demand a ransom to get it back to normal, leaving you literally in the cold until you pay up a few hundred dollars.

This has been a scenario that security experts have touted as one of the theoretical dangers of the rise of the Internet of Things, internet-connected devices that are often insecure. On Saturday, what sounds like a Mr. Robot plot line came one step closer to being reality, when two white hat hackers showed off the first-ever ransomware that works against a “smart” device, in this case a thermostat.
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#1278 Hackers make the first-ever ransomware for smart thermostats
#1277 Data breach at Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale division
#1276 If your company doesn't care about IT, here are four ways to change their mind
#1275 SQL injection – hands in action session
#1274 Fake boarding pass app gets hacker into fancy airline lounges
#1273 'Quadrooter' security flaws said to affect over 900 million Android devices
#1272 Risk from Linux kernel hidden in Windows 10 exposed at black hat
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