Engineering

Your body has internet—and now it can't be hacked

Someone could hack into your pacemaker or insulin pump and potentially kill you, just by intercepting and analyzing wireless signals. This hasn't happened in real life yet, but researchers have been demonstrating for at least ...

Security

Testers look into security of car alarms

A: "You mean your keyless-entry car was stolen in spite of your alarm?" B: "No, my car was stolen because of my alarm." Does this make any sense? It would if you read about a UK security firm's findings when they went looking ...

Software

Google had Zero-Day reasons for shouting about updates

Update. Now. This minute. Don't go until you do it. That was the pushy message from Google on Thursday. A Zero-Day exploit was at play against the Chrome browser and there was no wiggle room for users to ignore it until they ...

Computer Sciences

New exploitation techniques and defenses for DOP attacks

Data-oriented attacks allow hackers to manipulate non-control data and alter a program's behavior, often causing significant damage to the systems affected. Researchers at Virginia Tech, Clemson University, Pennsylvania State ...

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