What if a car could be controlled from a computer halfway around the world? Computer security researcher and hacker Troy Hunt has managed to do just that, via a web browser and an Internet connection, with an unmodified Nissan Leaf in another country. While so far the control was limited to the HVAC system, it’s a…
So Shellshock is the newest vulnerability that may "break the internet." The last time they said that, it was about Heartbleed. Do I really need to be worried about all these bugs and vulnerabilities, or is this stuff tech companies need to care about? Can someone actually use these against me?
The web-connected appliances on the "internet of things" promise to make life way more convenient for you and me. But according to a security study by Hewlett-Packard, the most popular smart devices are about as secure as an unlocked screen door. Think twice before you share your street address with your TV.
You know how virtually everything these days is connected to the internet? And how tech companies don't give a crap about security? Well, as a recent Internet of Things cyber attack has shown, our appliances are being made to turn against us.
This week, a website called haveibeenpwned launched to help folks find out whether their accounts were compromised in recent hacks on Adobe and Yahoo. The site claims to identify over 154 million hacked accounts. That's a lot of people affected by just a few hacks, of which there are more every day. Have you ever been…
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According to no less an authority than the New York Times, internet attacks on Google last month may be the work of students with ties to the Chinese military. Not so, responds one of the schools accused.
It snuck onto millions of computers in just a few months, and has been called "one of the most sophisticated pieces of malignant software ever seen" - but what, exactly, was the Conficker Worm all about? A new story explains.