Post Tagged with: "Mobile Threats"

After Jeep Hack, Miller and Valasek Move to Uber

August 29, 2015 12:520 comments
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have left their respective employers to join Uber's advanced research team, the company acknowledged on Friday.

In-brief: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, the two researchers who developed a wireless software attack on Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will leave their respective employers to join Uber’s advanced technologies research group, the two announced this week.

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Iran Games Google’s 2FA in Attacks on EFF, Others

August 28, 2015 11:110 comments
Citizen Lab warned about targeted attacks by hackers linked to Iran that try to defeat Google's two factor authentication technology.

In-brief: Hackers believed to be linked to the government of Iran are using sophisticated attacks on Google’s two-factor authentication technology to break into the e-mail accounts of individuals within the country and in the Iranian diaspora, according to Citizen Lab.

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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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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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