Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Valasek of IOActive about the new research he did with Charlie Miller on remotely hacking a Jeep, how the disclosure process worked, what auto makers can do to secure their vehicles’ on-board systems, and how much of a threat these attacks pose to drivers.
UPDATE–As if all of the vulnerabilities in Flash and Windows discovered in the Hacking Team document cache and the 193 bugs Oracle fixed last week weren’t enough for organizations to deal with, HP’s Zero Day Initiative has released four new zero days in Internet Explorer Mobile that can lead to remote code execution on Windows Phones.[…]
Some strains of Bartalex malware, a macro-based malware that first surfaced earlier this year, are dropping Pony malware and the Dyre banking Trojan.
The latest car hacking research from Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek has elicited a broad spectrum of reactions: admiration for the skill; outrage at the danger the demo may have put drivers; and even a patch from an automaker. And the EFF is hoping it might also help produce a new exemption to the Digital Millennium[…]
Hacking Team officials are disputing reports that the company sold its surveillance and intrusion software to oppressive regimes in countries that were under sanction. The company said it sold its products “strictly within the law and regulation as it applied at the time any sale was made.” The new statement from Hacking Team comes after two[…]
A new version of Google Chrome is available, and it contains patches for 43 security vulnerabilities, many of them in the high-risk category. Two of the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 44 are a pair of universal cross-site scripting bugs. One of the flaws is in blink, the Web layout engine in Chrome. The[…]
It turns out that Neiman Marcus, one of many retailers that announced it suffered a data breach last year, will indeed face a class action lawsuit which claims the upscale department store failed to protect its system from hackers.
Google is helping to lead a new effort to reduce the amount of fraudulent traffic that emanates from data centers and produces artificial clicks on ads. The collaborative initiative will rely on blacklists of known-bad IP addresses that Google and others maintain to help identify bots that are used in click fraud campaigns and other[…]
Car hacking is a relatively new phenomenon, but it is evolving at a frighteningly quick pace. While just a year or two ago security researchers were still trying to work out exactly how the internal electronics and communications gear in vehicles works, now a pair of researchers has discovered a method to compromise some Chrysler vehicles remotely[…]
A potential data breach at a third-party provider has resulted in the shut down of retail photo-printing services at a number of chains, including CVS, Costco, Rite Aid, and several others. The breach reportedly hit PNI Digital Media, a Canadian company that provides the online photo platform for many retailers. The company was acquired by Staples[…]