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Researchers Find Holes in Wireless Tech Used by Czech Car Maker

July 28, 2015 17:370 comments
Trend Micro said SmartGate wireless technology used by the Czech car maker Skoda is vulnerable to hacking, posing a privacy and security risk for owners and passengers.

In-brief: Trend Micro published research on vulnerabilities in a technology dubbed SmartGate wireless technology that could expose private information on vehicle owners and passengers, or leave the wireless network vulnerable to takeover by a malicious actor. 

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Podcast: Interview with Car Hacker Chris Valasek of IOActive

July 25, 2015 16:051 comment
Valasek (pictured) and Miller developed a method to use a wireless attack on the car's entertainment system to affect critical vehicle functions. (Image courtesy of Chris Valasek.)

In-brief: Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Chris Valasek, the Director of Vehicle Research at IOActive about the work he and Charlie Miller did to develop wireless based attacks that control the braking, steering and acceleration of late model Chrysler vehicles. 

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Updated: Nothing But Scary: Wireless Hacks Disable Car on Interstate

July 21, 2015 10:136 comments
Miller and Valasek used a wireless hack to take control of a Jeep Cherokee, installing an image of themselves on the dashboard monitor.

In-brief: Researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are demonstrating wireless attacks on connected vehicles that can alter critical functions like braking and acceleration. (Added comments from Chris Valasek July 21, 2015 12:15 ET)

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X-Rays Behaving Badly: Devices Give Malware Foothold on Hospital Networks

June 8, 2015 11:101 comment
A report by the security firm TrapX warns that medical devices - including radiologic systems - are stepping stones for malicious attackers.

In-brief: serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX. 

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