Car Hacking: Software In A Song Can Be Used To Control Modern Vehicles

It seems everything can be hacked now, but researchers have discovered a method of car hacking using software embedded in a song. It might not work with all modern vehicles, but it has been done.

The culprit lies in what could be an overly complicated operating system most modern cars come equipped with. What used to be regulated with hoses and emission control fuses is now almost entirely regulated by an on-board computer. Through these controls, you can do everything from setting the temperature to checking the tire pressure, and even unlock all of the doors (including the garage) with one button.Continue Reading…

5 Must Have Tools to Protect Your Social Media Accounts

Social media has taken the world by storm through dozens of websites, mobile apps, and other forms of technologies improving the way people communicate with each other. There are social media sites that have millions of members allowing them to share photos, videos, text messages, and more on a regular basis. In fact, social media now accounts for almost 80 percent of the time we spend online. We are all members of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or other social media accounts and these accounts are often prone to hacking.

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The Most Crucial Time During a Data Breach

It’s two in the morning. You just hung up the phone. There’s a lot of confusion and no one really knows much, but the one thing that is certain is your company just suffered a massive cyber-attack. As you quickly prepare to head out the door, you know the clock is ticking and the next few hours will be critical to the firm’s future. Pulling out of your driveway, you punch in the number for outside counsel. It’s going to be a long night, but you’ve prepared for this – you have the right team, the right protocols and the right training. Now it’s just a matter of execution – execution that is already well under way.

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The Lowdown on Freezing Your Kid’s Credit

A story in a national news source earlier this month about freezing your child’s credit file to preempt ID thieves prompted many readers to erroneously conclude that all states allow this as of 2016. The truth is that some states let parents create a file for their child and then freeze it, while many states have no laws on the matter. Here’s a short primer on the current situation, with the availability of credit freezes (a.k.a “security freeze”) for minors by state and by credit bureau.Continue Reading…

Training Parents and End Users to Spot a Scam

Char Yarema is of the generation of parents who did not grow up using technology, so her son, Jonathan Yarema, security consultant at Trustwave, has impressed upon her the importance of using caution and patience when surfing the web. Jon wrote about his mom’s experience in his SpiderLabs blog post, and Kacy Zurkus had the chance to talk with the security duo to learn more about their story.

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