Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

According to experiments done by a team of researchers from Japanese and Michigan Universities, a remote attacker standing at a distance of several meters away from a device can covertly trigger the attack by simply modulating the amplitude of laser light to produce an acoustic pressure wave.

Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol's home by zooming in on her eyes

Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol's home by zooming in on her eyes

Matsuoka, 21, a member of the J-pop group Tenshitsukinukeniyomi (天使突抜ニ読ミ), was attacked outside her home in Tokyo on Sept 1 by Sato, who had been waiting at a bus stop.

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

Japan will try to hack its citizens’ routers and webcams in the name of cybersecurity

The Japanese government has announced that beginning next month it will actively try to hack into its citizens’ internet-connected devices in their homes, reports NHK .

Japan plans to hack into millions of its citizens’ connected devices

Japan plans to hack into millions of its citizens’ connected devices

The Japanese government will try to hack into internet-connected devices in homes and offices around the country starting from next month as part of efforts to improve cybersecurity, NHK World-Japan reports . It will be conducted by Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

The plan is to compile a list of insecure devices that use default and easy-to-guess passwords and pass it on to authorities and the relevant internet service providers, so they can take measures to alert consumers and secure the devices.

Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer

Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer

Japanese lawmakers were aghast on Wednesday when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government’s cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions.

Japan to tell Facebook to improve data protection: Kyodo

Japan to tell Facebook to improve data protection: Kyodo

The Japanese government is set to tell Facebook Inc (FB.O) to better protect its users' personal data after a leak involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected 87 million users globally, Kyodo News reported on Monday.