Category: IoT

Why Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts

It started about seven years ago. Iran’s top nuclear scientists were being assassinated in a string of similar attacks: Assailants on motorcycles were pulling up to their moving cars, attaching magnetic bombs and detonating them after the motorcyclists had fled the scene. In another seven years, security experts warn, assassins won’t need motorcycles or magnetic …

Electronic Setups of Driverless Cars Vulnerable to Hackers

Any part of a car that talks to the outside world is a potential opportunity for hackers. That includes the car’s entertainment and navigation systems, preloaded music and mapping apps, tire-pressure sensors, even older entry points like a CD drive. It also includes technologies that are still in the works, like computer vision systems and …

Tim Cook Says Apple Focused on Autonomous Systems in Cars Push

After years toiling away in secret on a car project, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for the first time elaborated on the company’s plans in the automotive market. “We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in a June 5 interview on Bloomberg Television that amounted to his most detailed comments yet on …

Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars – and we ask why make it easy for hackers?

Volvo and Audi are looking to do more with Android in its forthcoming connected vehicles, the companies announced on Monday ahead of this week’s Google I/O developer conference. The companies will be showing off the fruits of this deeper integration at the event in San Jose, which goes beyond entertainment and navigation to help drivers …

Hacker sets off emergency alarms, frightening Dallas residents

Dallas city officials said Saturday that a hacker is to blame for setting off all the city’s 156 emergency outdoor sirens, which wailed for an hour and half overnight. Rocky Vaz, director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, said engineers determined an unidentified hacker somewhere in the Dallas area was responsible, but has not been tracked down. …

POMM – the Missing Security Layer of IoT

What is IoT? As Broadband Internet is becoming globally available and the cost of connecting is decreasing, more and more devices are manufactured with included Wi-Fi capabilities. This is the perfect platform for the forecasted meteoric rise of the phenomena called “Internet of Things” or in short IoT. IoT means connecting all devices that have …