As software becomes more important than ever, how can engaging the security industry make the road ahead less winding? Here at CES, the car manufacturers race to launch the latest gadgets in their new models before the competition. And that’s hard to do without breaking down the software silos. That would mean using widely developed, open-source … More Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity
The US cybersecurity agency warns that the critical vulnerability could allow attackers to take control of people’s computers. Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox web browser to address a critical zero-day vulnerability that has been abused for targeted attacks. Details about the flaw and its exploitation are rather sparse, however. What little is … More Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day
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No one has a road map for securing a connected city – but there should be a whole atlas of such maps. Here at CES, Toyota just announced plans to build a 175 acre (70 hectare) playground in Japan to test connected cities, complete with cars, buildings and real residents willing to be something of ongoing … More CES – Taking a smart city for a test drive
Footage defined as parody or satire will be permitted, as the social network isn’t slamming the door on all types of manipulated media. Facebook is rolling out a new set of rules aimed at curbing the spread of manipulated media as the specter of highly convincing deepfake videos looms large over not only the US … More Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content
A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes. Smart-home security appliances are not always what they are made out to be and recently some have been running into more problems than is healthy. Some smart doorbells have been caught recording more data than thought, while Wyze Labs, which makes connected home gadgets, has been … More Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug
ESET’s expert predictions on the key cybersecurity challenges that are expected to impact consumers and businesses in 2020 and beyond: #1: The fog of fake news thickens The term “fake news” rose to fame thanks to the outcry surrounding the manipulation of information in the 2016 US election, and this will doubtless be a topic … More 2020: 5 Key Cybersecurity Trends