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GAO Warns of Cyber Risks In-Flight

April 14, 2015 23:430 comments
The GAO warned in a report of cyber threats to airplane avionics systems.

In-brief: A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration may be failing to address cyber security vulnerabilities that could allow remote attacks on avionics systems needed to keep the plane airborne.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Windows Bug From 1997 Enables Credential Theft

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Cylance warned about a widespread vulnerability that could be used to steal credentials from applications.

In-brief: Researchers from the firm Cylance warned that an unpatched security flaw first discovered in 1997 could be used to attack a wide range of popular applications and steal user credentials.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Survey: Security The Top Issue for IoT Developers

April 10, 2015 12:040 comments
Survey: Security The Top Issue for IoT Developers

In-brief: A survey of more than 300 developers working on Internet of Things products reveals that security is their top concern, followed by interoperability. Like this:Like Loading…

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Can Chip Fingerprinting Secure IoT Devices Against Malware?

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Researchers in Japan have developed a way to uniquely identify Internet of Things devices: creating a "fingerprint" based on subtle variations in chip composition.

In-brief: Researchers in Japan have developed a way to uniquely identify Internet of Things devices: creating a “fingerprint” based on subtle variations in chip composition, according to a report in IEEE Spectrum. Like this:Like Loading…

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