A way in for government would also allow hackers access.
Using sound waves to disrupt sensor functions is just one of a growing number of "side-channel attacks" that could affect our devices.
You know it's a serious problem when even Google and Paypal have been targeted.
The latest WikiLeaks revelation shows how far the CIA can take its cyber attacks.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
Kenya recently expressed fear that Al-Shabaab could interfere with the electronic voting system during the upcoming general election. Are cyber attacks a real threat in Africa?
If we can change people's behaviour we won't be so at risk from cyber attacks.
The recent cyber attack on the Dyn infrastructure shows why the internet of things poses a risk to us all.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
The key factor to consider is not cooperation, but rather focus: One is an offensive military unit and the other a defensive civilian agency.
The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Rich rewards are on offer to people who can help private companies develop software to exploit vulnerabilities in technology such as smartphones. It might be legal but is it ethical?
It's no surprise that China represents a cyber threat to Australia. But the government has been reluctant to state this fact and needs to respond more decisively.
The evidence the Census servers suffered a DDoS attack is weak. A simpler explanation is that they buckled under load of Australians filling out their Census forms as asked.
How the internet has made us terrifyingly vulnerable.
Online fraud is now the most common type of crime, so what should the police and tech firms do to put a stop to these often invisible attacks.
The US and the UK realise the urgent need for serious investment in cybersecurity. So why is the Australian government taking the issue so lightly?
The country's actual offensive cyber capabilities remain shrouded in the classified world. But what is public is enough to discuss potential cyber weapons and how they might be used.
This week's hack of the Bureau of Meteorology appeared to come from China, but how do we know? The problem is, it's notoriously difficult to pinpoint the origin of a hack.
The Anonymous hacktivist group engaged in an online war against Islamic State may be doing more harm than good.