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Computers now the means, not the end for hackers

They are targeting the "Internet of Things" to control everything from cars to rifles

A mobile phone displays the OnStar app inside a Chevrolet Volt vehicle which researchers say hackers can exploit to remotely unlock cars and start engines. The explosion of connected devices in the booming Internet of Things has created easy targets for independent hackers motivated by greed or malice.

San Francisco

HACKERS are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief.

The rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" has opened up new opportunities for cyber...