With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, it's important to know how you can stay safe when buying your products. Dr. Abe Baggili and his students have spent the semester researching hackable technology to see how it can affect consumers

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As our technology progresses, it gives us more ways to use it for unintended purposes. Dr. Abe Baggili and his students have spent their semester researching different devices and how they can be used in different ways to affect consumers.

"I am researching the iRobot vacuums and how they could be used in criminal investigations," masters student Sarah Buckley said. "I used myself as a prop and positioned myself as a dead body. The vacuum sensed there was an obstacle in the way and took a picture which users can see on their app."

Other projects included microchips you would implant into your body that would open doors and complete financial transactions, but also could be used to steal personal data.

"A lot of European markets are into this technology so it will definitely make an impact in the future," student Steven Seiden said. "We first experimented with fake human skin and then a chicken leg."

The main thing consumers are worried about is if these new pieces of technology will keep their personal data safe. For that Baggili said you get what you pay for.

"A lot of cheaper products have no cybersecurity by default," Baggili said. "You have to keep in mind all of your devices are listening to you."

Make sure you do your research on whatever and wherever you buy your devices this holiday season.