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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...except when it comes to Black Hat, arguably the world's most important annual hacking conference. This renowned - and sometimes infamous - hacker con is scheduled to kick off July 31- and it's an event that every consumer should pay attention to. So why should you care about a hacker con? This event is where the top new threats to our smartphones and other devices are often first revealed. In many ways, Black Hat sets the course for what hackers around the world will be doing for the next 12 months. This year's Black Hat is especially interesting, because it marks an important shift in the hacker community as more attention is being paid to electronic devices not typically thought of as hackable. As manufacturers add Internet connectivity into more 'things' - from cars to appliances, TVs, pacemakers, etc. - these objects become vulnerable to cyber attacks.Here are the top seven hacks coming out at Black Hat that consumers need to know about - som...

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