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Respect the Hackers! Or: Why we all should care more about IT Security

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Last Wednesday, I started my 10 Week IT Security Challenge on Twitter ( CdtConsulting ) and Instagram ( cdt_on_tour ). The first tasks looks super easy: Make a list of all technical devices in the room. So, how does your list look like?

  • Laptop/ PC
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Smartwatch

What about those?

  • Router
  • Printer/ Scanner/ Fax
  • Fixed Telephone
  • Audio System/ Speakers
  • Monitors/ TV Screens
  • Server

And if you are an Internet of Things enthusiast, living in a Smart Home:

  • Heating
  • Light
  • Air Condition
  • Alarm System
  • Access Control

Yes, all these devices use your local network or the internet to communicate with other devices. Therefore, you should put them all on your IT Security list. No matter when you bought a device and who sold it to you – most come without any Security applications. That makes it easy for hackers to gain control of your data – and…

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