In-brief: A hacker capture the flag tournament will take place without any human intervention. It’s the final competition in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest to spur developments in automation and artificial intelligence to solve cyber security problems.
In-brief: The hacker community’s Oscars, The Pwnie Awards, will include a category for Junk Hacking this year, as organizers search for inspiring hacks of mundane objects.
In-brief: security researcher Matthew Garrett of the firm COREOS found that software-based lighting controls in his London hotel room, which had replaced mechanical light switches, could be easily hacked, giving him the ability to control lighting in any room in the facility.
In-brief: Security, personal safety, privacy and policy are converging in what might be called a “post recall reality” for the Internet of Things. How to respond will be a key issue as top researchers and policymakers gather in Cambridge next week for The Security of Things Forum.
In-brief: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, the two researchers who developed a wireless software attack on Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will leave their respective employers to join Uber’s advanced technologies research group, the two announced this week.