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The Jeep Cherokee hack gets worse — if hackers can get physical access to the car first

The Jeep Cherokee hack gets worse — if hackers can get physical access to the car first The hacks can now take over more of the car, but only via physical access, such as via a laptop connected physically to the car’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port.A year ago, online-security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek attached themselves remotely to a Jeep Cherokee.

Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it?

Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it? Is our infrastructure vulnerable to hackers?Part of the risk in cyber intrusions on infrastructure is the connection of these systems to the internet.

Researchers: Hackers could weaponize up to a billion monitors to spy on everyone

Researchers: Hackers could weaponize up to a billion monitors to spy on everyone Most of the time when we talk about PC security, we talk about either the operating system or the hardware that it runs on.The team initially hacked the Dell U2410 monitor using a USB port, but were also able to hack the hardware using the HDMI cable.

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks Weaknesses in Volkswagen’s wireless security leaves 100 million cars at risk for being unlocked and started remotely, researchers say.They estimate just four shared key codes are used in 100 million Volkswagens.

Cyber is the new nuclear, changing the world through mutually assured disruption

Cyber is the new nuclear, changing the world through mutually assured disruption More generally, are these particular sorts of cyber attacks really changing the world all that much?” This perceived lesser severity of cyberwar has allowed nonviolent cyber attacks to become more brazen than even Cold War espionage.

Symantec: How Instagram acunts were hacked & altered to promote adult dating spam

Symantec: How Instagram acunts were hacked & altered to promote adult dating spam Earlier this year, we reported an influx of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites.Over the last few months, we have observed Instagram accounts being hacked and used to promote adult dating spam.

Your guide to the ‘Shadow Brokers’ NSA theft, which puts the Snowden leaks to shame

Your guide to the ‘Shadow Brokers’ NSA theft, which puts the Snowden leaks to shame It’s the group that, arguably, has given the NSA a bad name in recent years.But it’s also the group that gives the NSA the majority of its real, target-specific power to advance and protect American interests.

Auckland teens to mpete in junior hackathon ntest

Auckland teens to mpete in junior hackathon ntest The teens to design and build their own computer game, working in teams or individually, and will be mentored by industry experts.She says the competition is an opportunity to give the next generation a taste of what IT is about.

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

Yahoo's data hack nightmare ntinues

Yahoo's data hack nightmare ntinues Now, The Privacy Commissioner has confirmed it is monitoring the situation, with Commissioner John Edwards saying the hack exemplifies the international nature of privacy.The Yahoo hack included names, email addresses and security questions and answers used to reset passwords.

Yahoo! breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now?

Yahoo! breach news is shocking but not surprising - what to do now? ·       State sponsored actors are buying up enormous amounts of stolen identity and account data for intelligence purposes (See Where has all the Stolen Data Gone ) in order to steal information and assets from companies in the U.In our last blog, we summarised our bottom-line recommendation that organisations REDUCE reliance on STATIC data, such as the data compromised in the Yahoo!

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack The following terms are used and defined within the ODNI report.None of the assessments in the ODNI report are rated as low confidence.

nnected car hacking: Who’s to blame?

nnected car hacking: Who’s to blame? This blog, on connected car hacking, is the first of two posts.Recently, I bought a new car, and the sales guy told me I needed the extended warranty because the computer replacement cost more than any other single component on the car, including the engine.

Blizzard Banning Players Who 'Nuke' Overwatch Matches

Blizzard Banning Players Who 'Nuke' Overwatch Matches “We view ‘nuking’ or DDoS attacks the same way we view any other form of hacking or cheating,” said Blizzard in a statement to Kotaku.In the meantime, other branches of Blizzard already appear to be taking action.