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Intel: New Approach Needed to Secure Connected Health Devices

March 23, 2015 13:510 comments
In a new report, The Atlantic Foundation and Intel Security warns that risks accompany the rewards of connected medical devices.

In-brief: connected medical devices pose a number of risks to patients, including the threat of “targeted killings,” according to a report by Intel Security. The fix: better application design and more public-private sector cooperation. Like this:Like Loading…

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OpenSSL Issuing Fixes for High Severity Flaws on Thursday

March 17, 2015 10:500 comments
OpenSSL will issue an emergency patch on Thursday following discovery of a critical security flaw.

In-brief: The OpenSSL Project is publishing software updates to address a range of security flaws, at least one of them rated “critical.” The update comes amid a comprehensive audit of the OpenSSL code.  Like this:Like Loading…

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New Ransomware, FessLeak, Taps Adobe Flash Flaws

February 5, 2015 11:200 comments
Invincea says a new family of ransomware, dubbed FessLeak, is spreading in malicious ads by exploiting newly disclosed vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash technology.

In-brief: A new and sophisticated ransomware family dubbed “Fessleak” is spreading in malicious advertising (or “malvertising”) campaigns by exploiting newly disclosed flaws in Adobe’s Flash technology. Like this:Like Loading…

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BMW Fixes ConnectedDrive Flaw with Over the Air Patch

February 2, 2015 10:143 comments
BMW's ConnectedDrive technology is vulnerable to remote attack. The company said it has already issued a patch to some 2 million affected vehicles.

In-brief: German carmaker BMW used a ‘over the air’ wireless patch to close a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles. Like this:Like Loading…

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Update: White House Drone Debacle Raises IoT Governance Questions

January 29, 2015 11:367 comments
The Chinese maker of the Phantom "drone" said it will use a mandatory firmware update to enforce a no-fly zone over Washington D.C. But not all DJI customers are happy.

In-brief: Unmanned aerial vehicles manufactured by the Chinese firm DJI will be blocked from flying over the U.S. Capitol according to a statement by the company. The move raises important questions about the role that connected device makers will play in determining how, when and where customers use their products. (Update adds commentary from Justin Davis of – PFR Jan 29, 2015 17:30) Like this:Like Loading…

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