Post Tagged with: "software"

Opinion: Gaping Holes in Security of APIs

July 30, 2015 09:360 comments
APIs are a business accelerator. But, poorly designed, they can also empower cyber criminals and malicious actors, says Neeraj Khandelwal of Barracuda Networks.

In-brief: In this, the first in a three-part series on REST API, Neeraj Khandelwal of Barracuda Networks discusses the growing importance of application program interfaces to business success, and how API insecurity poses a significant and under-appreciated risk to businesses.

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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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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4m Vehicles to Patch Wireless Vulnerability

July 24, 2015 13:560 comments
Fiat Chrysler said in a blog post Friday that it was issuing a new software update to prevent wireless attacks against a wide range of late model cars, following a demonstration by researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller.

In-brief: Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles to fix a software flaw that leaves the cars vulnerable to wireless hacks that could affect braking, steering and acceleration.

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Security Firms See Dollars In Taming IoT Insecurity

July 17, 2015 12:061 comment
Security Firms See Dollars In Taming IoT Insecurity

In-brief: Security firms Trustwave and IOActive both announced services promising to help aspiring IoT product firms secure their products, more evidence that the Internet of Things is producing secondary markets.

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