• News tagged "security"

Thursday, 13 Aug 2015

Researchers wirelessly cut a Corvette's brakes using an insurance dongle

Researchers wirelessly cut a Corvette's brakes using an insurance dongle

Security researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to wirelessly hack vehicles via a common dongle provided by insurance companies.

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Thunderstrike 2 is the first firmware worm that attacks Mac remotely

Security researchers have demonstrated how Macs are vulnerable to firmware worms (just like PCs) by developing the first firmware worm that attacks Macs remotely

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

Let’s be clear: Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 is not a security risk

One of Wi-Fi Sense’s features is that it allows your contacts to connect to your Wi-Fi network without the need of a password. Some have wrongly viewed this as a security risk. Let us tell you why it isn’t.

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015

Android security flaw puts your phone into a completely unresponsive state

Android security flaw puts your phone into a completely unresponsive state

Researchers at Trend Micro say they have discovered a new video-related security vulnerability that puts your phone into a completely unresponsive state and unable to make or receive calls and notifications.

Monday, 27 Jul 2015

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after video shows a Jeep Cherokee being hacked

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after video shows a Jeep Cherokee being hacked

Chrysler has just announced that it is recalling about 1.4 million vehicles after two hackers show that they could remote control a Jeep Cherokee via its Internet-connected entertainment system.

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

Online cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, over 37 million users compromised

Online cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, over 37 million users compromised

Controversial online cheating website Ashley Madison has been hacked and the data of its 37 million or so users are potentially compromised.

Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015

Facebook's security chief wants Adobe to kill off Flash

Facebook's security chief wants Adobe to kill off Flash

Facebook's security chief, Alex Stamos, has said in a tweet that he wants Adobe to set a date for Flash to be killed off.

Friday, 3 Jul 2015

Soon, MasterCard could let you approve purchases with your face

Soon, MasterCard could let you approve purchases with your face

MasterCard is launching a pilot program this fall to test the use of facial recognition as a way of approving online purchases.

Friday, 15 May 2015

That GTA V mod you installed might be doing more than you think

That GTA V mod you installed might be doing more than you think

If you're one of the millions playing GTA V on the PC, you might want to read this. It's especially important if you're using mods in your game.

Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Steam testing two-factor Steam Guard authentication via mobile app

Steam testing two-factor Steam Guard authentication via mobile app

Steam is testing its new Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator with a group of Android beta testers. The new mobile authentication method will allow users to receive authentication codes via the Steam mobile app on their smartphone.

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