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Security flaws found in 4 Wi-Fi devices

Google's TV streaming device Chromecast's USB dongle is also vulnerable. Hackers could overwhelm it with requests to disconnect from your Wi-Fi network, using nothing more than a Wi-Fi antenna and a version of the Linux operating system.

It also found vulnerabilities in a smartphone-controlled IP camera, where hackers could take control of the camera. This vulnerability has since been fixed.

What's really scary is that these cybersecurity experts found vulnerabilities in home security systems. Specifically, hackers could use a magnet to bypass sensors, so you wouldn't be alerted if a window or door was open.

Technology is always changing, and hackers and cybercriminals are adapting to these changes. This is a good reminder that you need strong security software installed to keep viruses from taking hold of your computer.

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Source: Dark Reading
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