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Updated: Nothing But Scary: Wireless Hacks Disable Car on Interstate

July 21, 2015 10:136 comments
Miller and Valasek used a wireless hack to take control of a Jeep Cherokee, installing an image of themselves on the dashboard monitor.

In-brief: Researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are demonstrating wireless attacks on connected vehicles that can alter critical functions like braking and acceleration. (Added comments from Chris Valasek July 21, 2015 12:15 ET)

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Parent Firm of Ashley Madison Faces Extinction Level Hack

July 20, 2015 17:473 comments
A hack of the parent company of "affair" site Ashley Madison may be difficult to recover from.

In-brief: Following a security breach, Avid Life Media, the parent of Ashley Madison and other adult-focused hookup sites, said that it was on the trail of the culprits. The question is whether ALM and its various properties will survive the incident.

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Security Firms See Dollars In Taming IoT Insecurity

July 17, 2015 12:061 comment
Security Firms See Dollars In Taming IoT Insecurity

In-brief: Security firms Trustwave and IOActive both announced services promising to help aspiring IoT product firms secure their products, more evidence that the Internet of Things is producing secondary markets.

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Director’s Resignation May Compound OPM’s Problems

July 14, 2015 18:390 comments
The resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta may create more problems than it solves at the beleaguered agency.

In-brief: The resignation of the Office of Personnel Management’s Director may have ended official Washington’s search for a fall guy, but it won’t solve anything and may make recovering from the hack harder, experts warn. 

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