Vulnerabilities

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Report: Hacking Risk for Connected Vehicles Shows Significant Decline

Smart vehicles are less vulnerable than they were a few years ago, thanks to improvements in security according to a new report from the security firm IOActive.

DEF CON IoT Hacking Village

Kaspersky: Attacks on Smart Devices Rise Threefold in 2018

Attacks against smart devices are surging, with both old and new threats targeting connected devices that remain largely unsecured, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

Podcast Episode 112: what it takes to be a top bug hunter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:54 — 45.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out. Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security. 

Voting Machine Maker Defends Refusal of White-Hat Hacker Testing at DEF-CON

Voting machine maker Election Systems & Software (ES&S) defended its decision not to participate in a white-hat hacking event at this year’s DEF-CON to test the security of voting systems, saying such hack-a-thons could actually jeopardize election security and invite hackers to disrupt electronic voting systems.

Wemo Insight Smart Plug

McAfee Researchers Exploit Smart Plug to attack Smart TV!

Researchers from McAfee have demonstrated how a flaw in a Belkin smart switch can be used to access other connected devices on the same network as the switch.