Hacker Using Nest Camera Threatened to Kidnap Baby — Father Learns This Happens Frequently

Hacker Using Nest Camera Threatened to Kidnap Baby — Father Learns This Happens Frequently By B.N. Frank A recent opinion piece from Mercury News reveals more of the same – hackers continue to use wireless devices to threaten people and this happens a lot.  In this case – the hacker used a Nest camera. It was an unremarkable Wednesday afternoon when our nanny texted my wife and me asking if we were speaking through one of the Nest cameras in our house. We both replied that we were not. In…

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Snowden Says Don’t Use WiFi — Here’s Why

Snowden Says Don’t Use WiFi — Here’s Why By Naomi Brockwell Snowden said this: I wouldn’t use WiFi at home, because global maps of every wireless access point’s unique ID—including yours—are free and constantly updated. I would use ethernet; yes, ethernet on a phone. Using ethernet on your phone? I explain why you shouldn’t turn your WiFi router on, and why you shouldn’t turn your phone into a hotspot. It’s shocking how unsafe it makes your location. Wigle.net provides an amazing resource for WiFi mapping. They also respect the privacy…

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