Car hacking just jumped up a few levels. A security researcher has built a small device that can intercept the traffic from the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and give him persistent access to a user’s vehicle to locate, unlock, and start it. The device is called OwnStar and it’s the creation of Samy Kamkar, a security researcher[…]
Facebook today released Security Checkup, an online tool that alerts users when unfamiliar devices try to access an account.
At Black Hat next week, researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger are expected to demonstrate how they were able to manipulate a Linux-powered, networked high-end rifle.
A new Chrome extension called KeyboardPrivacy injects delays into typing patterns, thwarting attempts to build biometric profiles of users for authentication.
Yahoo established its formal bug bounty program nearly two years ago, and the company has paid out more than $1 million in rewards to researchers in that time. But security officials say the value the program has provided to the company has been just as great. Although Yahoo was among the latter wave of major[…]