The top 10 new reasons to be afraid of hackers

The scariest new tricks at this year's twin computer crime conferences, Black Hat and Def Con

Thousands of computer hackers are heading to Las Vegas this week for Black Hat and Def Con, back-to-back information security conventions where attendees are warned not to send passwords over Wi-Fi or use the ATMs due to a surge in digital mischief-making.
It’s traditional for these skilled programmers to unveil their greatest exploits at the conventions, prompting a wave of press attention as seemingly-secure parts of our daily lives are turned against their users. Here’s how to hack an iPhone within one minute of plugging it in to a tampered charger. Here’s how to "trivially" gain access to surveillance cameras in homes, banks, prisons, and military facilities.
 
By Adrianne Jeffries
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