How AR and VR will expose us to new cybersecurity threats


You walk down a hallway and arrive at a door, but when you reach out for the knob, your hand grabs nothing but thin air. You’re driving down a road toward a bridge, only to find out that the bridge did not exist—when your car is falling off a cliff. In both cases, you’ve been the victim of an augmented reality hack, in which attackers compromise your AR glasses or windshield to display inexistent content and tricking you into making fatal mistakes. These incidents haven’t happened yet, and they might sound a little too sci-fi for the moment, but they’re…

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