Category: Appliances


Information security threats

This page includes various examples of PC and not-so-obvious non-PC based attacks that have actually happened recently around the world. Computers now pervade every facet of our lives. Sometimes people forget that many daily appliances (i.e., refrigerator) and consumer electronics (i.e., TV) now contain very sophisticated computers that can be compromised. Please revisit this page from time-to-time as I will continue to update it with other interesting examples. First of all, security threats can be broken down into three general categories, and products designed to be “secure” need to be able to address and cope with each of these situations. Physical threats – natural disasters, such as “acts of god,”