Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks

The electric car maker is raising the ante in automotive security, putting one of its swanky models as a target at a hacking contest. White-hat hackers who can break into a Tesla Model 3 will soon be in the running for, yes, a Tesla Model 3, according to a report on Teslarati. Driven by considerations for vehicle … More Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks

EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software

The program with a prize pool of almost US$1 million aims to leverage the ‘power of the crowd’ in order to prevent another Heartbleed. The European Union (EU) is rolling out a bug bounty scheme on some of the most popular free and open source software around in a bid to ultimately make the internet … More EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software

Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

In our final report from CES we take a look at smart city initiatives. This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT securitypreviously, the technologies surrounding transportation are converging; … More Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

No 3D-printed heads or realistic masks were needed to trick even a handful of high-end handset models into unlocking their screens. A Dutch non-profit has tested facial recognition on 110 smartphones to see just how well their implementations of this method of biometric authentication secure the devices – and found that the picture isn’t pretty. … More Face unlock on many Android smartphones falls for a photo

Securing the car

What’s in store for automotive security once cars morph into mobile living rooms and working spaces? And how about transportation at large? There is a certain singularity to CES (Consumer Electronics Show), where vehicles, security, and a host of technologic doodads unite around a given platform, in this case the car. As these converge, they’re … More Securing the car