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Android Airplane Hack Clarified By Researcher

June 25, 2014

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)

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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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