Android devices are everywhere – not just smartphones, but smart TVs, DVRs, streaming TV boxes and tablets. And many of these devices a shipping with a wide open backdoor for hackers. The Android debug port is supposed to only be used during software development, but many manufacturers are shipping popular Android-based products with this debug interface wide open. Hackers can easily use this interface to hack these devices, often from anywhere on the planet.
In other news, California is trying to follow Vermont’s lead by introducing consumer data protection regulations, but many huge tech companies are trying desperately to defeat the measure. I’ll update you on the VPNFilter malware that is affecting more and more of our home WiFi routers, yet another critical Adobe Flash bug, and a $99 “unbreakable” smart padlock that can be hacked in under two seconds.
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