data breach

smart home objects controlled by smartphone, Internet of things
With innovative and in vogue “smart home” devices, you can control your home’s lighting, temperature, sprinkler system, door locks, TV, even dinner … all with a smartphone app. Maybe that’s why these high-tech household helpers are already in millions of American homes — with predictions that by decade’s end, up to 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, including those using a home Wi-Fi network.
Identity theft has become so prevalent that some regulators say it’s not a matter of if you’ll become a victim, but when.
Think you’re safer paying with cash? Not always. For instance, holiday shopping means mall pickpockets are on the prowl.
JPMorgan Chase and at least four other major U.S. financial institutions are reporting hack attacks by cyber criminals who lifted customers’ personal information, according to published accounts.
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