Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:40 — 38.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast (#108), sponsored by CA Veracode: hacker summer camp wrapped up on Sunday, as the 26th annual DEF CON conference concluded at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Hacks of connected and smart vehicles were a big theme again this year. We sat down with the organizers of DEF CON’s Car Hacking Village to see what was news at this year’s show. Also: open source software has revolutionized the way software gets made, and turbo charged the growth of companies like Facebook and Uber. But is the open source model failing us when it comes to security? We’re joined by OWASP founder Mark Curphey of CA Veracode to discuss it.
Scores of contests at the annual DEF CON event reveal hacker culture in its Baroque glory, with tests of social engineering and IoT hacking skills taking center stage.
Can consumer-owned self-driving cars like those being made by Tesla, BMW and Mercedes and others be secured from cyber attack? The hackers who famously commandeered a Jeep Cherokee using software attacks say they aren’t so sure.
Smart home security starts at home, according to researcher Michael Sverdlin who says that consumers should explore the security of their smart home technology and consider simple modifications or hacks to remove insecure or promiscuous features.
Facebook has denied allegations by a by a U.K. news outlet that it gave preferential treatment to some pages that promote hate speech because of financial interest, saying that creating a safe environment for its users remains a top priority.