health and wellness

Java is My Co-Pilot: Weighing the Security of Connected Cars

In-brief: scandals like the one gripping Volkswagen and the hack of vehicles by Chrysler Fiat have a common thread: a lack of transparency about the software that powers modern cars. A panel at the recent Security of Things Forum took up this issue, and we have the video to share. 

Researchers Find Holes in Wireless Tech Used by Czech Car Maker

In-brief: Trend Micro published research on vulnerabilities in a technology dubbed SmartGate wireless technology that could expose private information on vehicle owners and passengers, or leave the wireless network vulnerable to takeover by a malicious actor. 

Update: Risk Lurks at Autonomous Driving’s Fuzzy Edge

In-brief: autonomous vehicle makers are looking for ways to manage liability by getting drivers to “OK” autonomous actions. But is that the best approach? 

Everything Tastes Better with Bluetooth: Understanding IoT Risk

In-brief: Marc Blackmer of Cisco says that, with so much promise, it can be hard to anticipate how individual or company-wide decisions to embrace the IoT might bear on cyber risk. 

Researcher: Drug Pump the ‘Least Secure IP Device I’ve Ever Seen’

In-brief: A researcher studying the workings of a wireless-enabled drug infusion pump by the firm Hospira said the device utterly lacked security controls, making it “the least secure IP enabled device” he had ever worked with. His research prompted a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.