New Mobile Apps, Coming Soon to a Ford Near You

October 11, 2010

Ford Motor Company has announced the release of a software development kit (SDK) for their AppLink platform, which allows their in-car Sync system to communicate and interact with connected devices. The public availability of the SDK will encourage developers to submit apps to Ford who, according to a recent CNET blog post, are actively seeking apps and have even gone as far as to suggest to developers some of the high hopes they have for AppLink apps. As posted on CNET,

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Smart-car Apps Bring Security Concerns

September 6, 2010

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at the increasing presence of networked technology and software in the automobiles of the near future, as well as the security and safety implications that come along with such inevitable advancements.

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Flaws Uncovered in Popular RTOS

August 15, 2010

Recently presented at the Security B-Sides and DEFCON conferences in Las Vegas, two critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in VxWorks, Wind River's popular embedded OS that is used in tens of thousands of designs for "smart devices" from organizations including Cisco, Apple and even NASA.

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Apple Security Breach Allows for Total Unauthorized iPhone Access

August 2, 2010

As reported on Gizmodo, an easily exploited security vulnerability has been discovered that affects all iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches running iOS 3.1.2 and later, including the most recent iOS 4. All that's potentially necessary to render a device vulnerable to this breach is visiting an online PDF file--an extremely common occurrence. As reported on Gizmodo,

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Apple Leads the Pack in Security Bugs

July 26, 2010

The number of software vulnerabilities found in the first half of 2010 has nearly eclipsed last year's total figure, and topping the list are machines running Apple operating systems, according to a new report by security firm Secunia. Studies were conducted on PCs equipped with a standard set of third-party software applications and across multiple operating systems.

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