Techspective – The benefits of Wi-Fi connectivity also come with some unique security challenges—like the issues recently discovered by Ruben Santamarta, a principal security consultant at IOActive, that allowed him to gain root access to Sierra Wireless AirLink devices.
airspacemag.com – Meet the people who are making sure it won’t. Modern aircraft have sometimes been called computers with wings, and as far back as 1994, long before hacking became high on society’s list of everyday worries, Boeing engineers were having discussions about how to keep malicious software from being introduced into the data network of their newest marvel, the 777 airliner.
welivesecurity.com (by ESET) – A Q&A with IOActive Senior Security Consultant, Alejandro Hernández, who has unearthed a long list of vulnerabilities in leading trading platforms that may expose their users to a host of security and privacy risks.
Techspective – One consequence of the pandemic has been the elimination of large gatherings—meaning no in-person conferences or conventions. Events like Black Hat and Microsoft Inspire made the shift to transition to streaming online—which is great, but does not make up for the networking between peers or the serendipitous conversations that typically occur.
Verizon Connect – Connectivity, particularly in terms of the Internet of Things (IoT), is positively trending in the trucking industry as fleet managers look to increase productivity and become more agile. But when everything—including smartphones, infotainment systems, in-cab computers and back-end systems—is linked via the internet, the risk also increases.