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US-CERT study predicts machine learning, transport systems, to become security risks

You’ve been warned

The Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute has nominated transport systems, machine learning, and smart robots as needing better risk and threat analysis.…

Posted On: 19 Oct 2017

You’re doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early

Redmond wags its finger

A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond’s security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs.…

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Hackers can track, spoof locations and listen in on kids’ smartwatches

Norwegian project exposes worrying lack of security

Tests on smartwatches for children by security firm Mnemonic and the Norwegian Consumer Council have revealed them to be riddled with flaws.…

Posted On: 18 Oct 2017

BoundHook: Microsoft downplays Windows systems exploit technique

It’s just not a security vulnerability, says Redmond

Features of the Intel MPX designed to prevent memory errors and attacks might be abused to launch assaults on Windows systems, security researchers claim.…

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Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement

From heading one cyber-attack victim to another

Dido Harding, the woman at the helm during TalkTalk’s 2015 mega breach, was yesterday grilled about her move to chair NHS Improvement, the body responsible for overseeing the UK’s health service and also famously clobbered by a huge cyber attack.…

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