Wired – During the pandemic, companies flocked to buy robots to care for the elderly, the infirm or the lonely. But researchers have proven that they can be turned into spies or weapons.
Wired – In movies like Die Hard 4 and The Italian Job, hijacking traffic lights over the internet looks easy. But real-world traffic-light hacking, demonstrated by security researchers in years past, has proven tougher, requiring someone to be within radio range of every target light.
Cyber Defense Magazine – Cyber Defense Magazine reveals the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020 list at the Cyber Defense Awards during BlackHat.
Security Boulevard – The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) released a smart car safety report detailing how connected cars expand the potential of cyberattacks. Several years ago, IOActive researchers (among others) proved that it’s possible to compromise autonomous vehicle systems, which led to millions of recalls.
ZDNet – There’s even the potential that hackers could infect medical devices, putting lives directly at risk. Researchers at IOActive took this once step further by demonstrating how a commercially available robot could come under a ransomware attack.