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Update: Smart Toys Leak Info on Kids, Families

February 2, 2016 11:222 comments
Flaws in connected toys by Mattel and other manufacturers could leak personal information about children and families.

In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready Before Our Laws Are – IEEE Spectrum

January 23, 2016 09:040 comments
Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

In-brief: Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

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Flaw in Super Secret BlackPhone Underscores Third Party Risk

January 6, 2016 12:140 comments
A flaw in the super-secure Black Phone 1 could allow attackers to send SMS text messages or reroute calls without the owner's knowledge, the firm SentinelOne reported. (Image courtesy of Silent Circle.)

In-brief: Black Phone contains a security flaw that could enable a malicious actor to redirect phone calls or secretly send text messages from the device, according to a report from the firm SentinelOne. The culprit: vulnerable third party software.*

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Opinion: Identity a Key to Securing the Smart City

December 16, 2015 08:060 comments
Opinion: Identity a Key to Securing the Smart City

In-brief: as the vision of smart cities becomes reality, so does the next generation of cyber-physical security threats. What can be done to ensure the security of smart, connected cities, and the citizens who work and live there? Ashley Stevenson of ForgeRock weighs in.

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