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All Your Cars Belong to US: Keyless VW Cars Can Be Hacked

Do you drive a Volkswagen? If so, we have some bad news. Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and various current models, are susceptible to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer security experts at the University of Birmingham have published a document outlining their ability to clone VW remote keyless entry controls,...

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Twitter Wasn’t Hacked, People Just Love Reusing Passwords

Last week there were many reports that Twitter had been hacked and that a user database of 32 million, was listed on the dark web. Twitter claims that this is not the case. Twitter’s Information Security Officer, Michael Coates, posted a response to this potential hack on their site, and took to the microblogging site. [caption id="attachment_849" align="alignnone" width="624"] Twitter Wasn’t Hacked, People Just Love Reusing Passwords[/caption] What is suspected to be...

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How Hackers Are Getting Siri to Show Them Your Photos

When the FBI took Apple to court it was with the intention of ordering the tech giants to build a backdoor that allowed them entry into a terrorists locked iPhone, as we have previously blogged. The FBI has since dropped the case as they were able to find a way into the phone without Apple’s help, and it appears that someone else has too. On Monday April 4, 2016, a bug...

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Wearable Technology, Just as Susceptible to Account Compromise

Certain Fitbit accounts have been recently reported as compromised. IT security blogging guru, Brian Krebs reached out to Fitbit CSO, Marc Brown, who has confirmed that it is not a massive breach of account databases, but rather stolen individual account passwords. [i] The wearable, wireless-enabled, activity tracking company Fitbit, recently discovered that the attack was a result of two sources; hacked information coming from password-stealing malware, and data being hacked from...

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