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bitdefender.com

Hacker could locate thousands of cars and kill their engines remotely via poorly-secured GPS tracking apps

App accounts were “protected” by a default password. That password? 123456.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Smashing Security #102: Ethical dilemmas, Girl Scouts, and porn-loving US officials

Who deserves to die in a driverless car crash? Who has been sniffing around the Girl Scouts’ email account? And just how long would it take for a geologist to visit 9,000 adult web pages?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by journalist and “Friends” fan Dan Raywood.


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Watch how a Tesla Model S was stolen with just a tablet

Criminals were able to dupe the Tesla’s passive entry system into giving them access, and letting them drive away.

(But only after they struggled to unplug it.)


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Smashing Security #092: Hacky sack hack hack

Is your used car still connected to its old owner? Just how did Apple manage to identify the teenager hacker who stole 90GB of the firm’s files? And why on earth would a firm of lawyers start producing pornographic videos? You’ll be surprised by the answers!

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Paul Ducklin.


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Now Amazon wants the keys to your car

Yes, Amazon is now offering free in-car delivery to customers in some cities.

If you’re comfortable with a stranger remotely unlocking your car, of course.


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HIDS4U customers warned of free gift email attack after customer database leaks

A firm which sells Xenon HID headlight conversion kits, reversing cameras, parking sensors and other high-tech gear for motorists, has warned customers to be wary after a security breach.


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Vendor-neutral smart car bug has ‘dangerous’ and ‘even fatal’ consequences

“You could disable the air bags, the anti-lock brakes, or the door locks, and steal the car,” says researcher.

David Bisson reports.


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Friendly neighborhood hacker helps family regain access to locked car

A benevolent hacker has helped a family regain access to their car after they misplaced its corresponding one-of-a-kind key.

David Bisson reports.


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Flawed Hyundai app could have helped hackers break into cars

Hyundai tells customers to update their Blue Link smartphone app to protect against hackers targeting their cars.

David Bisson reports.


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Smashing Security #009: False flags and hacker clues

The Lazarus malware attempts to trick you into believing it was written by Russians, second-hand connected cars may be easier to steal, and is your child a malicious hacker?

All this and more is discussed in the latest podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley, Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault.

Oh, and Carole gets Graham and Vanja to apologise for mistakes of their past…


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welivesecurity.com

It’s too easy to steal a second-hand connected car

Until more effort is made by vendors to integrate the internet in a safe way into the myriad of devices that surround us, we are going to hear more and more stories of security breaking down like this.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Watch Teslas being hacked as they drive, from up to 20 km away

Chinese hackers literally open a backdoor on a Tesla car…


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No over-the-air update means GM has to recall four million cars to fix fatal software defect

US motor company General Motors is recalling four million vehicles worldwide due to a software bug that has been linked to at least one death.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Almost all cars sold by VW Group since 1995 at risk from unlock hack

Wired writes: Later this week at the Usenix security conference in Austin, a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham and the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald plan to reveal two distinct vulnerabilities they say affect the keyless entry systems of an estimated nearly 100 million cars. One of the attacks would allow


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welivesecurity.com

Car hacking at speed – where vulnerabilities turn from critical to fatal

What car hacking researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have discovered is worrying enough. But it sends a shudder down the spine to even contemplate how much worse things could be.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

Lax security means hackers could steal your Mitsubishi Outlander

If you’ve got a Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric car then you’ve also got a problem.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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