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Update: Hacker on a Plane: FBI Seizes Researcher’s Gear

April 17, 2015 09:484 comments
Equipment seized from security researcher Chris Roberts by the FBI.

In-brief: The FBI seized equipment from noted security researcher Chris Roberts on Wednesday, alleging that Roberts may have tampered with the systems aboard a United flight to Chicago. Roberts denies the claim.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Verizon: Internet of Things Hacks Pose Little Risk – For Now

April 15, 2015 14:390 comments
Verizon said that threats from Internet of Things technologies were more theory than practice in 2014, but that 2015 could see IoT devices play a role in breaches.

In-brief: Verizon said in its latest Data Breach Investigations Report that threats from Internet of Things technologies were more theory than practice in 2014, but that 2015 could see IoT devices play a role in breaches. Like this:Like Loading…

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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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Grease Monkeys: EFF Wants You to fight DMCA

April 3, 2015 17:540 comments
Grease Monkeys: EFF Wants You to fight DMCA

In-brief: the Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for stories of car hackers who have been thwarted by copyright protection features in vehicle software or hardware. The group says the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is being misapplied to prevent owners from repairing their vehicles.  Like this:Like Loading…

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With Executive Order, Cyber Criminals Join Terrorists, Traffickers on Sanctions List

April 1, 2015 11:320 comments
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that put cyber crimes on par with others that can result in sanctions against malicious actors and those who support them.

In-brief: An Executive Order signed by President Obama on Wednesday will clear the way for cyber criminals to face the same sanctions as terrorist groups, illegal arms dealers and drug traffickers. One expert called the Order “momentous.”  Like this:Like Loading…

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