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Thanks -- what turns out your dishwasher in the sounds paranoid but it's true could be spying on you that's what some security experts are saying -- paranoid about this I do between government data grabs an updated technology what can you do to stay safe in your very own home joining us from Washington DC site.
Security analyst Morgan right organized to see you this morning.
I Clayton an excellent paving the more obvious ones at least to me -- -- -- tech guy are the ones we'll start off you're talking about your television and your cable box.
The -- if you're connected to the Internet Howard these things spying on you.
Look and spy may be out a little bit of -- overreach and once you get to the point -- many companies Verizon AT&T you know a lot of these folks.
Have patented technology now that they will be introducing later be able listen in on conversations of course you have to give consent.
And hear things about -- so that they can serve up ads and marketing data and things like that.
Now however if you can connect to the Internet that means somebody else -- to and so we've seen demonstration after demonstration.
An actual hacking before somebody can hack into the TV -- -- the camera it's attached to the TV for example with the use Skype.
-- -- -- on what they've done with laptops before -- wow so easy TVs and have cameras built right into for -- right on the yeah.
If they wanna read it just a newspaper now -- dish washer dryer and coffeemaker here here's heading into a frenzy of paranoia here -- -- these devices buying them.
-- remain calm talkers not gonna happen yet but it's not it's not the take over however but it's.
It's not so -- it you know what it is it's down -- it's how much of our personal life can somebody learn about our habits when we come when we go.
What -- we get up in the morning.
A lot of -- may seem trivial to some folks but if I can access that data if I become a burglary ring a high tech -- ring and I can start scanning vulnerabilities and look for.
What to coffee makers who wanted when they go off when he's turned down the air conditioner -- you're leaving for the day.
I can start getting a profile of users without having to go out do what burgers traditionally did which is.
Watch people -- stand out in the neighborhood that increases my risk of detection so these things start becoming automated which comes to our third point here -- and I have some of these things in my house -- just -- -- in the commercial break we have a nest which is our -- -- a learning thermostat knows your patterns -- knows when your home and knows when you're away.
Right sort of scary you wonder and the -- turning on lights here here air conditioning or heat.
Those sorts of things -- worry that burglars or another people may get access that information to know when you're there or not right.
Right and again it's all about building a profile but at the same time.
This information can also be used by marketers by other people determine what are your preferences what can I sell you.
But again -- -- -- that information now think about the other side being a former detective.
I would start looking for that information from a law enforcement side to say when are they running to grow operation from her water they're doing something illegal.
You know do I see abnormalities can I -- -- fine ever maladies and say why is this guy using more power than anybody else.
I mean it does provide a host of information that the government eventually could use as well.
So Morgan really quickly cell phone Smartphones anyway tablets ipads and computers almost all of them come with cameras.
How difficult is it for.
Other people with the government to turn on those cameras and spy on you with -- -- now.
You know -- it's not as easy as it sounds but if you if somebody wants to target you and Edwards not just abroad scam -- if I wanted to target -- the so -- Tucker.
I could do that we know for example that the FBI has the capability to turn on cell phones to track things.
That's been a long coming type of capability that the FBI needs to track for national security investigations criminal investigations.
But if they can do it I guarantee you there's a thousand kids out there with nothing to do or people in foreign countries that are spending your time -- current.
How to why access that information how to like turn it on how to get information maybe -- can -- you type in a password -- -- -- observe confidential banking information so.
We don't know where the information is gonna go but we know because the vulnerability exists and I can access -- somebody's gonna figure -- -- way to exploit it.
He is the CEO of connected to the case dot com Morgan Wright is cyber security analyst thanks for joining us point morning.
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