Ben Dickson

Ben Dickson is a software engineer and founder of TechTalks. His work has been published by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, the Next Web, PC Magazine, Huffington Post, and Motherboard, among others.

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Why are Ring cameras getting hacked so frequently?

Ring has a number of flaws.

On Jan 11, 2020 by Ben Dickson

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What happens when smart cities open the physical world to cyberattacks?

From gridlocking Manhattan to weaponizing appliances, internet-connected cities may become a security nightmare.

On Sep 28, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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Why companies need to improve their relationships with ethical hackers

Companies need to take the help wherever it comes from.

On Jul 28, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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How Chinese hackers turned 50,000 servers into cryptocurrency miners

The servers belonged to organizations in the health care, telecommunications, media, and IT sectors.

On Jun 2, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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What is buffer overflow, an old vulnerability that’s causing new problems?

There are ways to mitigate buffer overflow hacks, but they are not perfect.

On May 29, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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Can a browser extension combat political bias in your news diet?

There's a smarter way to consume your news.

On May 13, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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What is Exobot, the frightening new banking app trojan?

Your banking app could be stealing information.

On Apr 30, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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More smart home devices vulnerable, McAfee researchers find

McAfee researchers were able to hack two home devices.

On Feb 25, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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Your Android phone can get hacked just by opening an image

Hackers have a dangerous new loophole.

On Feb 8, 2019 by Ben Dickson

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How this Touch ID scam can cost iPhone users hundreds of dollars

These iPhone Touch ID scams are one to watch for.

On Dec 21, 2018 by Ben Dickson

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Why bitcoin transactions aren’t as private as you think

Cryptocurrency isn't completely private.

On Dec 3, 2018 by Ben Dickson

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Everything you need to know about bitcoin wallets

Wallets have become an essential tool.

On Nov 20, 2018 by Ben Dickson

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How safe is private browsing?

It isn't an internet panacea.

On Oct 23, 2018 by Ben Dickson

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The newest Fortnite malware scam has found a home on YouTube

Naturally, because of its popularity, Fortnite would become a haven of hackers and malware.

On Oct 4, 2018 by Ben Dickson

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Airline miles are the new currency of the dark web

Airlines miles can be used to launder purchases on the dark web.

On Sep 25, 2018 by Ben Dickson