With millions of new electronic devices connecting to the internet every day, hackers are increasingly focused on a new type of target: mobile and embedded systems. Such systems include point-of-sale terminals, wireless routers, smart phones, printers, our cars, and the emerging medical technical infrastructure. Perhaps the most ominous of the new hacking trends is the upsurge in cyber attacks against our utility “smart grid”. In this dangerous new interconnected world, we need to take a look at what types of hacking strategies are being employed and implement security solutions that are designed specifically for protecting mobile and embedded devices.