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Android Security Undermined by OEMs

October 26, 2015 11:181 comment
OEMs who make Android devices may be watering down security features in the latest releases of Google's mobile OS, according to a newly published paper.

In-brief: Google’s insistence on stricter security policies with its latest release of the Android mobile operating system are being watered down by the company’s partners, who are undermining stricter OS security with weak or insecure policies and device configuration, a new report from Aalto University in Finland finds.

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Realtors, OTA Publish Provisioning Checklist for Smart Homes

October 23, 2015 12:190 comments
The National Association of Realtors and the tech industry group the Online Trust Alliance have a checklist for provisioning smart homes.

In-brief: smart homes aren’t just sold – they must also be ‘de-provisioned’ by the seller and ‘re-provisioned’ by the buyer. The National Association of Realtors and the Online Trust Alliance have a new checklist for doing so.

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Researchers Prove Connected Cars Can Be Tracked – IEEE Spectrum

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It may be possible to track connected vehicles by monitoring vehicle-to-infrastructure messages.

In-brief: research from the University of Twente in The Netherlands suggests that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications may enable passive surveillance of a vehicle’s movements, raising privacy concerns. 

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FBI’s Advice on Ransomware? Just Pay The Ransom.

October 22, 2015 15:5438 comments
Many certificate authorities allow an e-mail address to serve as proof of domain ownership.

In-brief: The nation’s top law enforcement agency is warning companies that they may not be able to get their data back from cyber criminals who use Cryptolocker, Cryptowall and other malware without paying a ransom.  

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