Post Tagged with: "hacking"

Auto Industry Publishes Best Practices for Cybersecurity

July 22, 2016 18:080 comments
New Best Practices Guidelines from the Auto Industry ISAC are intended to promote cyber security. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

In-brief: An Automotive industry information sharing group has published Best Practices” document, giving individual automakers guidance on improving the cybersecurity of their vehicles.

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DARPA Grand Challenge Spurs Automation, AI to Secure Internet of Things

July 18, 2016 10:360 comments
Seven teams of finalists will program machines to play against other machines for a $2 million top prize.

In-brief: A hacker capture the flag tournament will take place without any human intervention. It’s the final competition in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest to spur developments in automation and artificial intelligence to solve cyber security problems. 

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Fiat Chrysler Launches Public Bug Bounty – But It’s Not All That

July 13, 2016 16:530 comments
Fiat Chrysler Launches Public Bug Bounty – But It’s Not All That

In-brief: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled a public “bounty” program that will pay security researchers up to $1,500 dollars for information on vulnerabilities in software used in conjunction with the company’s vehicles. Don’t get too excited. 

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Chronic Condition: Study Finds Medical Device Flaws Go Unfixed

July 1, 2016 10:590 comments
Chronic Condition: Study Finds Medical Device Flaws Go Unfixed

In-brief: Old and outdated software continues to plague medical environments, opening the doors to infections and data loss, even by long-forgotten computer viruses, according to a report by the security firm TrapX.

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At the Hacker Oscars: An Award for Junk Hacking

June 15, 2016 16:370 comments
The Pwnie Awards will include a category for Junk Hacking this year, as organizers search for inspiring hacks of mundane objects.

In-brief: The hacker community’s Oscars, The Pwnie Awards, will include a category for Junk Hacking this year, as organizers search for inspiring hacks of mundane objects.

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