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.
With flak still flying in the battle over the privacy of data shared on social networks, consumer advocates are raising a red flag about the data that is being collected and shared using another type of consumer platform: automobiles.
Autonomous driving technology has the potential to save many more lives than it takes. But that may not matter if the public becomes convinced that autonomous vehicles are a danger to society.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking the Library of Congress to give owners of voice assistant devices like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and other voice assistants the right to “jailbreak” the devices: freeing them from content control features designed to prevent users from running unauthorized code on those platforms. Spread the word!20shares1613
Forget about tattling fitness trackers. The U.S. military’s bigger problem is that it is falling behind in taking advantage of the Internet of Things, according to experts.