Android Airplane Hack Clarified By Researcher

By Robert Vamosi | 4/22/13 5:51 AM

After a tremendous amount of press, Hugo Teso, the researcher who presented at Hack In the Box 2013 Amsterdam, that he'd found vulnerabilities in systems used by control towers, has posted some clarifications.

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Hacking Curiosity (The Mars Rover That Is)

By Robert Vamosi | 8/13/12 4:05 AM

Over the weekend, NASA sent a firmware update to the Curiosity Rover on Mars. Was the code authenticated by the remote device? Does it matter?

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Robot Surgeries Get Hacked ... For Good

By Robert Vamosi | 1/19/12 6:52 AM

Robotic surgeries are designed to help emerging countries deal with complicated healthcare issues. But so far only one product, Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci system, is available and deployed worldwide. Now US National Science Foundation hopes that students hacking open-source surgical robots at universities in the U.S will spur more competition.

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Amphion Forum at CES 2011 Highlights the Migration to a Cyber Society Enabled by Smart Devices and the Internet of Things—Risks and Opportunities Ahead

By Robert Vamosi | 1/13/11 6:24 AM

Adrian Turner
CEO, Mocana

Last week, we wrapped up our first Amphion Forum – a closed-door (no media allowed) event on the final weekday at CES 2011 where executives from Citrix, Google, IBM, Intel, Motorola, and Symantec as well as representatives from the Federal sector gathered to discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the emerging trillion-dollar “smart device” economy.

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"SMS of Death" Could Wreak Havoc on GSM Networks

By JDavis | 12/31/10 5:05 AM

Wired's Threat Level blog recently reported on a demonstration by German researchers of vulnerabilities in common GSM phones that, when exploited--using what the researchers refer to as the "SMS of Death," a maliciously coded text message--could not only shut a phone out of its network, rendering it unusable, but if launched on a large scale could potentially shut down entire networks.

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Programming Flaw Could Allow Total PS3 Hacking

By JDavis | 12/30/10 7:25 AM

A team of hackers presenting at the recent 27th Annual Chaos Communication Conference appear to have exploited a programming flaw in Sony's Playstation 3 that could allow them to sign their own code on the console--giving them total control over the device.

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Potential Vulnerability of SSL on Devices

By JDavis | 12/20/10 4:42 AM

Today, many embedded devices rely heavily on SSL encryption through the use of hard-coded keys located within the device's firmware. In this scenario, all devices running a given firmware version are using the same private SSL key, resulting in a potential security vulnerability that could put data at risk.

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Mocana Announces Internet TV Security Study

By JDavis | 12/15/10 8:59 AM

Mocana, a company that focuses on securing the "Internet of Things", today announced a new study that highlights several important digital security flaws discovered in one of the top best-selling brands of Internet-connected HDTVs. Researchers believe it's likely that similar security flaws exist in other Internet TVs and recommend that consumers seek out third-party security tests of the appliances before they are purchased and installed in the home.

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Search Engine Serves Up Vulnerable Industrial Systems

By JDavis | 11/9/10 11:52 AM

A new search engine -- one that scans the internet for devices and servers rather than websites -- is making it even easier for hackers and other malicious criminals to find and exploit critical infrastructure and industrial control systems.

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