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    Hackers Start Infecting the Internet of Things

    You networked all your stuff — and now it can be turned against you. As TVs, thermostats and even light bulbs are connected via the internet, security experts say they’re especially vulnerable to hackers, who can infiltrate networks using devices that are rarely updated, protected or even thought about by their owners. After a massive assault last week where as many as one million DVRs, cameras and other devices were hijacked to interrupt internet connections, security experts warn regular updates and constant vigilance are the only ways to stay safe.

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