Hackers will put Internet-connected embedded devices to the test at the DefCon 23 security conference in August. Judging by the results of previous Internet-of-Things security reviews, prepare for flaws galore.
This year, DefCon, the largest hacker convention in the U.S., will host a so-called IoT Village, a special place to discuss, build and break Internet-of-Things devices.
Transport service company Uber has had its fair share of problems through the years, but lately instances of hacked accounts and fraudulently booked trips seem to have increased, fueling speculations that the company has suffered a data breach.
Alan White has a good collection of recent Twitter complaints about hacked accounts, changed emails and phone numbers, and fraudulent trips charged to the legitimate user's payment card.
Users of Apple's healthcare data app platform - intended to allow developers access to healthcare info collected via its wristy watch gizmo - could be left wide open to security exploits, infosec bods have warned.
The ResearchKit and HealthKit platform is intended to allow health researchers to aggregate information collected from iOS users who opt-in to contribute their personal medical data.
Lenovo has issued a patch for a flaw in its computers, which researchers say could allow hackers to replace trusted apps with malicious versions.
Security researchers at IOActive said in an advisory detailing three separate vulnerabilities that hackers could bypass checks to ensure the integrity of apps, allowing them to run malware on an affected Lenovo machine.
With roughly 50 million lines of code, Windows is bound to have some bugs, and some of those bugs are bound to affect security. When flaws are found, Microsoft issues patches as fast as possible, but those patches do no good if you fail to apply them. Even if you're diligent, Patch Tuesday comes just once a month, so a vulnerability discovered the day after Patch Tuesday won't be patched until the next Patch Tuesday rolls around.