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

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

The first week in security video round-up from WeLiveSecurity. Welcome to the first ever week in security video round-up. This weekly video will bring you some of the biggest industry news that we have covered here on WeLiveSecurity. The videos will be presented by ESET’s Global Security Expert & Industry Ambassador Tony Anscombe. In this week’s cybersecurity … More Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

Aiming to protect critical infrastructure against attacks. Industrial Control System (ICS) security was ramped up at Black Hat USA – with packed sessions ranging from specific attacks to vulnerable hardware – all with the aim of protecting critical infrastructure, whose security shortcomings so frequently hit the headlines these days. While industrial control protocols themselves are horribly insecure, there is … More Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit

Sometimes, during security audits, we may encounter a situation where everything is being managed correctly. In other words security patches, policies, network segmentation, antivirus, and user awareness, to name just a few measures, are being applied properly. That’s when, in order to continue the analysis from the perspective of a security researcher or consultant, social engineering and a … More 10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit

Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’

A white hat hacker has developed a “universal remote” that is capable of unlocking the latest hi-tech cars and garages. Samy Kamkar, an independent security researcher, says his tiny radio device can bypass “rolling code” security, which keeps new cars and modern garages safe and secure. The idea behind this system is that every time you lock or … More Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’