Cybersecurity journalism is a lot like the movies; you need a great villain to get the audience’s attention. Here comes Uber to the rescue of Equifax by knocking them off the top spot on the villains list. This week, Bloomberg revealed a ransom payout from Uber to keep hackers silent. Uber is no stranger to… Read More »
Cybersecurity and the future of smart cars
A few years ago my car was stolen. It was a truly horrific event that still makes me triple-check that all the doors are locked and the alarm is set each time I park. I’ve also experienced having my credit card compromised, my website and Twitter accounts breached, and my checking account hacked, resulting in… Read More »
Drone Hacking Taken To New Heights
Hacking Over the Internet, Wirelessly, and From the AirHacking is achieved in many forms. One might think of hackers breaking into computer networks remotely over the internet to shut down critical infrastructure. This has been proven out with the Stuxnet hacking of Iran’s nuclear reactor where it suffered a major blow when the U.S. and Israel… Read More »
Is Your E-ZPass Spying on You?
E-ZPass is a type of RFID device called an electronic toll collector (ETC). Instead of waiting in line at the toll booth while the driver ahead of you searches for loose change, you simply drive on through. A wireless transponder activates the ETC, reads the ID number and the transportation department debits your account. ETCs… Read More »
Think only the military has drones? Think again.
Just a few years ago, only militaries and government agencies had access to sophisticated drones, but today anyone can buy them for just a few hundred dollars. The basic hardware has been around for decades in the form of remote-controlled helicopters. Today drone operators can equip them with high-definition cameras, Wi-Fi detection tools and other… Read More »