A cyber security expert has predicted a surge in hackers stealing people’s personal information and bank details through coffee machines and smart TVs in their homes.
Vince Steckler, chief executive of security giant Avast, also said he refused to use instant messaging service WhatsApp on his phone because he believed it would put the privacy of his friends at risk.
New ‘smart’ coffee machines can be connected to the internet to allow homeowners to control them remotely using their phones. Users can even give the machines vocal commands if they are connected to virtual assistant software such as Amazon’s Alexa.
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