Tag Archives: Hacking

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government¬†press release¬†said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people. It said that it was clear the hackers wanted to undermine Mr Macron ahead of Sunday’s ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Service Reportedly Open to Hacking; Samsung Responds

In a presentation given at Defcon, an ethical hacker named Salvador Mendoza highlighted what he believed to be major vulnerabilities associated with the Samsung Pay mobile payment service. He claims that the Samsung Pay service can be misused if payment tokens are skimmed. Samsung has responded to claims made by Mendoza, and has said that even though it is possible ... Read More »

Hacking Terrorist’s iPhone Was Easy Compared to Next FBI Hurdle

The next frontier in the battle between the FBI and technology companies over encrypted communications will be more legally complicated – and messy – than trying to get into the iPhone of a dead terrorist. Messaging tools like Facebook’s WhatsApp and Internet services that automatically encrypt the content of texts, phone calls and other data while they’re being sent are ... Read More »

FBI chief Defends buy of iPhone Hacking tool

FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday that the bureau did not purposely keep away from a central authority manner for determining whether or not it should percentage with Apple the way it cracked a terrorist’s iPhone. In March, the FBI purchased a tool that exploited an Apple software flaw to hack into the smartphone of a shooter from the ... Read More »

Nissan Suspends Leaf’s Mobile App Over Hacking Fears

Nissan Motor said Friday it has suspended a mobile phone application for a pair of electric vehicles, including the world’s top seller, after finding it can be easily hacked. Concerns over hacking consumer products have skyrocketed in recent years, due to the profusion of smart technology that means many functions and appliances can be controlled remotely via the Internet. Nissan ... Read More »

Hacking Group Chief Says Close to Breaking Encryption Used by Popular Games Like FIFA 16

In a complete volte-face, Chinese hacking group 3DM has announced that it is close to breaking the games industry’s copy-protection tech of choice, Denuvo. “3DM will soon announce that we have a solution to the latest Denuvo encryption used on games including ‘FIFA 16’, ‘Just Cause 3’, and ‘Tomb Raider: The Rise'[Rise of the Tomb Raider],” says 3DM leader Bird ... Read More »