In order to provide a greater degree of functionality as well as safety, cars with even the most basic of autonomous functions would need to have regular software updates. Each time engineers identified a potential issue, there's a high probability that they would have to push out new code in order to reduce the risk of said issue actually happening while out on the road. This … [Read more...] about Over-the-air Software Updates Raise Autonomous Vehicle Safety Concerns
Information technology has changed over the years, but there's one thing that remained constant. It's social engineering. Social engineering has a lot of definitions. Some people call it the art of human hacking, while others call it digital attack techniques. Well, both of the definitions are correct. Social engineering is the manipulation of a human being through different … [Read more...] about The Art of Human Hacking – And Why It Works?
Consumers and politicians alike have been watching advancements in autonomous vehicles with bated breath. With cutting-edge technology like blockchain advancements and AI finding its way into vehicles at a rapid pace, safety concerns are at the forefront of public discourse. This is exacerbated by news coverage. Back in 2015, Wired correspondent Andy Greenberg got into a Jeep … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars & Cybersecurity: Will They Be Safe Enough?
According to the Secureworks State of Cybercrime Report 2018, the bulk of cybercrime-related damage around the globe is perpetrated by a small group of well-organized, dangerous, and covert criminal groups. What's worse, the report shows that the boundary between a nation-state and cybercriminal actors is becoming increasingly blurred as the former learns about the tools and … [Read more...] about The New Mob is on the Internet
Social engineering has been one of the most effective ways to spread malicious software lately. Whereas software vulnerabilities tend to be patched sooner or later, things don't appear so promising when it comes to human exploits. For example, Microsoft has rolled out a patch that disables autorun feature for USB thumb drives. Moreover, many antivirus products now prevent the … [Read more...] about Social Engineering Methods Used for Malware Distribution