A comprehensive audit of its source code ensued in which crypto bods from NCC Group reported finding no backdoors or serious holes.
A slew of recently-revealed exploits show gaps in carmakers’ security fit and finish.
The result is a portrait of the digital underworld that goes beyond the traditional idea of
But there are some privacy issues that can’t be addressed by adjusting user settings
Emma Watson is no stranger to the threat of privacy leaks.
Recently, researchers from the College of Computing at Tech who published a paper including information on a certain technique which can be used to detect security flaws were awarded the Internet Defense Award from Facebook along with a $100,000 prize from the social networking site. The research team, consisting of Ph.D. students Byoungyoung Lee and Chengyu Song, as well as professors Taesoo Kim and Wenke Lee, discovered eleven previously unknown internet browser security flaws. Among these were two flaws in “Firefox” and nine in “libstdc++”. The researchers’ paper, “Type Casting Verification: Stopping an Emerging Attack Vectory”, identifies an emerging class of security vulnerabilities in C++ programs. Programs written in this code typically use both static and dynamic casts when one data type is changed a different one. The team of researchers from Tech discovered that certain bad casts can actually create corrupt pointers that can be accessed by hackers and, in turn, be used to corrupt memory processes. The researchers’ paper proposes a novel technique that can be used to detect these types of casting issues. In fact, the prototype that the researchers have developed already is showing results, having proven capable of locating and recognizing the previously undetected...
First the power goes out. It’s not clear what has gone wrong, but cars are starting to jam the streets — the traffic lights are down. And something seems to be going haywire with the subways, too. No one can get to work. And even if they could, what would they do? A cyberattack has driven the city to a halt. Of course, that hasn’t happened yet — and to many people, the idea of malicious hackers taking down a city still sounds like a bad movie plot. But it may not be as crazy as it sounds, according to security experts who say cities’ increasing dependence on technology and the haphazard ways those systems sometimes connect could leave them vulnerable to someone looking to cause chaos. Cities, like the rest of the world, now rely on computers, and the systems used to make even the most sensitive systems run can contain security flaws. Though the risk of an actual attack may not be imminent, the threat is looming large over cybersecurity researchers, who warn that local governments aren’t prepared. “The potential attack surfaces of a city is a huge challenge,” said David Raymond, deputy director of Virginia Tech’s...
Users could have had malicious spying software installed on computer
As the number of remote access endpoints increases, the threat of malware forces IT organizations to seek more network visibility.
A security researcher at digital fraud firm White Ops, shared that there could be a loophole