Smart TVs give viewers instant access to streaming apps and provide a never-ending supply of binge-worthy shows and movies. But does this convenience come with a cost? Are internet-connected TVs as vulnerable to cybercrime as other smart devices? In the latest episode of “Hackable?” our host Geoff Siskind plays a prank on our producer Pedro ...
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Remote administration tools, or RATs, lurk in phishing emails and malicious downloads across the internet. Once installed, they give hackers almost complete control over an infected machine.  “Hackable?” host Geoff Siskind is always the hacked but in the latest episode, he gets to peek behind the curtain of a RAT attack and see just what ...
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While Amazon hasn’t begun using autonomous drones to deliver packages (yet), the aerial technology is becoming more and more popular. Hobbyists, racers, photographers, and even police departments have registered more than 1 million drones with the FAA. But is the emerging technology secure?  In the latest episode of “Hackable?”, host Geoff Siskind travels to Johns ...
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We all share photos online: photos of our kids, photos of our trips, and photos of our meals. We think we are sharing memorable experiences with our friends and family, but are we sharing more with the public than we intend? What if hidden metadata could reveal dangerous details? In episode 20 of “Hackable?”, a ...
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It could happen to any of us. One minute your laptop is sitting on a coffeehouse table or going through airport security, the next it’s gone. Your personal files are all locked behind a strong password, but is that enough to keep off prying eyes? In episode 19 of “Hackable?”, Geoff ships his laptop 1,000 ...
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Here at McAfee, everything we do is driven by our desire to make the digital world more secure. The proliferation of internet-connected technology has made cybercrime the greatest challenge of the digital age. But we can’t fight it alone. That’s why as Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, one of my biggest concerns is raising cybersecurity awareness. ...
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From gaming to helping people conquer their fear of spiders and getting quarterbacks ready for Sunday, virtual reality is a much-hyped emerging technology. But is it hackable?   In Ep. 18 of of Hackable?, “Virtually Vulnerable”, Geoff straps on a headset and tests his mettle against white-hat hackers manipulating his virtual experience. Can he withstand ransomware, a human ...
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Android users and podcast lovers are in luck! Google just rolled out an easier than ever podcast platform so you can binge all you favorite shows, like our original podcast, Hackable? Haven’t heard it yet? Our award-winning show gives a behind-the-scenes look into real cyber attacks in action. We take hacks as seen on TV, ...
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Everything from social media to banking is protected by a password. But what happens when an expert password cracker targets you? In Ep. 13 of Hackable?, Geoff lends his own accounts to find out. Listen to Ep. 13 of the award-winning podcast Hackable? on Apple Podcasts. You won’t want to miss this eye-opening episode.
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With the premiere of Season Two, the hit podcast Hackable? exceeded the 1MM download mark! But the second season is just getting started. In the latest episode, Geoff and crew put RFID security to the test. Is this technology that’s found in keycards, poker chips at casinos, library books, and probably even your dog, up ...
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