The OwnStar attack that hacker Samy Kamkar revealed late last month can be used against not only GM vehicles, but cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Chrysler, as well. The attack allows Kamkar to intercept the traffic from nearby mobile phones that have specific apps open that control safety and security features on their vehicles.[…]
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The Android security team at Google is having a busy month. First the Stagefright vulnerabilities surfaced last month just before Black Hat and now researchers at MWR Labs have released information on an unpatched vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the Android sandbox. The vulnerability lies in the way that the Google Admin application[…]
A Stagefright vulnerability patch is incomplete and Android devices remain exposed. Google has made a new patch open source and will update devices over-the-air next month.
Google has patched a severe Android serialization vulnerability that exposes more than half of devices to takeover.
At Black Hat, two recent Boston University computer engineering graduates revealed software and hardware hacks against the latest versions of the popular Square Reader.
Google is changing the way that it updates its Nexus Android phones and will now send out monthly over-the-air updates to users.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the hacked sniper rifle, the huge Android bug in Stagefright, Samy Kamkar’s OwnStar device, and the joy and pain of next week’s Black Hat conference.
Moonpig has warned customers that some of their email addresses, passwords, and account balances have been published after what it calls a “security issue”. The company, which sells custom greeting cards, said in a message to users that attackers were not able to get any credit card information, as Moonpig does not store that data.[…]
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[…]
Vulnerabilities in Stagefright, which processes media formats in Android, put 950 million devices at risk to remote attacks.