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    As personal computing becomes increasingly ambient - distributed across many devices around us - opportunities for hackers become more pervasive.
    We all love the conveniences of modern technology. Washing machines, vacuum cleaners, automobiles and more help us save time and diminish the burden of many of life's duties. Using a bathroom is far more convenient than marching several yards from a house to relieve oneself in an outhouse. And dropping laundry into a machine, adding soap and pushing a button is much easier than spending hours at the bank of a river forcing dirt and stains from one's clothes.

    Speaking into the air to buy a product via Amazon Echo, unlocking a car door with an app or controlling blinds, cameras and thermostats with a phone are also convenient. These experiences are some of the early examples of ambient computing.

    Unfortunately, the connected nature of ambient computing brings with its comforts a vulnerability to external threats. As we embrace connected technology, we're also embracing the tapestry that connects it - the internet - along with its inherent vulnerabilities. As our homes and vehicles become just as connected as our phones and PCs, compromises of our devices can range from access to our data to the endangering our lives.

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    11-16-2017 12:10 PM

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