wearables-security-risksSince last year, noise about wearable technology has twittered through the tech community, reaching a fever pitch at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. While the consumer benefits and applications are apparent, numerous questions have arisen over how this new brand of technology will impact security.

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todd morris fox business nest googleIf you were already concerned about Google overstepping its bounds with regards to your privacy, then the tech giant’s recent $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a home automation company, should have you shaking in your boots. BrickHouse CEO Todd Morris sat down with Fox Business’s Melissa Francis this week to explain why.

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When you think about hackers and malware, what normally comes to mind is probably the Windows operating system and all of the malware attacks that are targeted at it. However, this is at no fault of the Windows operating system itself, but instead is due to the popularity of the system and the value that a hacker gains by creating an effective hack against it. Apple users, for the most part, have been malware-free because of their low value to hackers.

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We’re all aware that when we communicate something on our cell phone that the information we send doesn’t go directly to the person we’re calling or texting, but first goes through the cell phone service provider. However, something that most people don’t think about is that all of that information is being recorded and can easily be accessed by an interested third party, like a government agency.

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Hollywood movies often depict high-tech biometric systems that can scan your face, eyes, or fingerprints from a surveillance camera and instantly pull up all of your information. Most people take this type of technology to be science fiction, doubting that the technology that we have today is cable of such feats. However, the truth is that it is not only capable, but this technology already exists.

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