Security is an applied science. Security properties and secure design are only valid in the context of a particular application or environment. Similarly, hacking techniques and tools are only useful for exploiting specific types of vulnerabilities.
There’s been growing interest in car hacking in recent years, inspired by researchers showing off exploits in real vehicles, tinkering with Teslas, and uncovering glaring vulnerabilities in third party kit. But criminal hackers could vex drivers in other ways, such as compromising internet-connected, easily hackable parking management systems, according to Spanish researcher Jose Guasch.
As part of Google’s continued commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, Google is offering ten grants to women in security to attend the Hack In The Box Security Conference in Amsterdam at the end of May.