Watch out for these cyberattacks that can turn smartphones into texting botnets, shut off electricity, jam GPS signals and more
Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you’ve battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it’s an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.
Whether you’re an IT manager protecting employees and corporate systems or you’re simply trying to keep your own personal data safe, these threats — some rapidly growing, others still emerging — pose a potential risk. Fortunately, there are some security procedures and tools available to help you win the fight against the bad guys.
Read this article about six emerging threats and what you might be able to do about them, including:
- Text messaging malware
- Hacking into smart grids
- Social network account spoofing
- Hackers controlling your car
- GPS jamming or spoofing.