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All your devices can be hacked



Avi Rubin

TED Talks

Posted: Feb 8, 2016


Could someone hack your pacemaker? In this TED talk, Avi Rubin shows how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.


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This talk shows that many computerized devices have inadequate security against third parties. That's the lesser side of the problem. If the software is not free/libre, they have ZERO security against the program's developer. Over the years, developers increasingly lose their scruples against designing software o mistreat the user.

This is one of the reasons we should reject software that isn't free/libre.

See http://gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-even-more-important.html.



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