All About Jackware: Malware that Can Hijack a Machine

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2021-07-22 22:00:08

Ransomware is rampant, and while you might not have been a victim of a ransomware attack yet, the chances of being targeted by cybercriminals are high. Your security awareness, and sometimes pure luck, that has allowed the average user to escape the sophisticated traps set by hackers and cybercriminals.

We are living in a tech-enabled world, a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) makes daily life more comfortable and convenient for us. Yes, IoT is great, but our increasing reliance on such technologies means cybercriminals are eyeing them. These devices have the potential to be hijacked by malware, as criminals exploit their vulnerabilities to disrupt their functionalities.

We’ve seen it happen in the movies: the intrepid hero is racing down the road in his or her car, and suddenly the villain somehow takes control and crashes the vehicle. It’s a thrilling bit of Hollywood theatrics, but the sort of software capable of taking control of a car really isn’t that far off.

The primary purpose of your car is to get you from point A to B. But, while doing its main job, your car offers you plenty of features that improve convenience and comfort as well as enhance car performance. This is done through a host of embedded devices in your car. These devices are processing data and also communicating with other devices, seamlessly, without you being aware of it.

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