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This is scary.

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This is scary.

If they can hack pacemakers, it's only a small step to switching it off via wireless-the perfect assassination.Then there's the data issue...
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26762198
Scary stuff. Undecided
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Re: This is scary.

Not really.
This is just a copy of what they did in america 3-4 years back. They put a drone up that could not only crack wifi but also replicate a GSM mast to gain a phones attention and then crack the encryption and listen into the call - all while it was flying.
This is nothing new. What is new is that it's been done in the UK recently too - just a week or two back infact.
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Re: This is scary.

If I had something to hide it'd be scared, really scared.
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Re: This is scary.

He has stated what I have always said
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His advice? Turn off the wireless network on your phone until you absolutely need to use it.

Plus it conserves some battery life Wink
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Re: This is scary.

probably stops you frying ya balls too  Cheesy
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Re: This is scary.

Iv'e done my bit, so does not bother me anymore Cheesy
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Re: This is scary.

I can think of something much much scarier than that....My ex