WikiLeaks will be sharing alleged CIA hacking techniques with major technology companies such as Apple and Google to allow them to develop fixes for vulnerabilities in their phones and other electronic devices, according to Julian Assange.
You are being watched. Governments around the world have secret systems that spy on their citizens every hour of every day. These systems were designed to protect people from threats of international and domestic terrorism, but since they are run by humans, they tend to be used inappropriately too, like this National Security Agency employee who spied on 9 women until he was finally caught.
“If an attacker has a foothold in your air-gapped system, the malware still can send the data out to the attacker,” says Ben-Gurion researcher Mordechai Guri, who has spent years focusing on finding techniques for ferreting data out of isolated computer systems.
Good news! There are ways to keep your smart TV from the prying eyes of the company that made it. In fact, there’s one absurdly easy way that will work for any television you can buy. Let’s start there.
As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”.