Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features
Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car's functions—from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator—are electronically controlled.No doubt these auto-control systems make your driving experience much better, but at the same time, they also increase the risk of getting hacked.Car Hacking is a hot topic, though it is not new for security researchers who hack cars. A few of them have already d…
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Honor 9 review: An affordable flagship-class smartphone

Honor 9 review: An affordable flagship-class smartphone
Honor, a Huawei brand, has been steadily chipping away at the mid-range smartphone market for a while now. Last year's Honor 8 earned our praise, while earlier this year the bigger Honor 8 Pro also impressed.The new 5.15-inch Honor 9 offers decent specifications, including a dual-lens camera, for less than £400 (£379 inc. VAT), providing a more affordable alternative to its high-end stablemate the Huawei P10. It could also give similar handsets like the OnePlus 5 a run for their …
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Raspberry Pi OS refresh: Raspbian's update to Debian Stretch is out now

Raspberry Pi OS refresh: Raspbian
The Raspbian Stretch update includes new versions of pre-installed apps, Bluetooth improvements, changes to the default login, and a key security fix. Image: Sony UK TEC On the heels of the Debian 9 Stretch release, Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Raspbian OS has been updated and is now available for download. The new Stretch version of Rasp…
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Game of Thrones and HBO — Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked

Game of Thrones and HBO — Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked
The Game of Thrones hacking saga continues, but this time it's the HBO's and GOT's official Twitter and Facebook accounts got compromised, rather than upcoming episodes.As if the leak of episodes by hackers and the accidental airing of an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones by HBO itself were not enough, a notorious group of hackers took over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for HBO as well as Game of Thrones Wednesday night.The hacker group from Saudi Arabia, dubbed OurMine, claime…
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Oopss! HBO Itself Accidentally Leaked 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 6

Oopss! HBO Itself Accidentally Leaked
HBO doesn't need hackers to leak its widely watched "Game of Thrones" episodes, as it is sufficient enough to leak them by its own.In what seems to be a terrible blunder, HBO Spain appeared to have accidentally broadcast the next episode—Episode 6—of Game of Thrones season 7 five days before its official premiere.And as expected, the GoT episode 6 quickly began circulating online.HBO has recently been facing trouble from a hacker or group of hackers who claimed to have obtained nearly 1.5 ter…
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Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks

Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks
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2TB SSD in your pocket? Samsung's tiny T5 gets speed boost

2TB SSD in your pocket? Samsung
Samsung's business-card sized T5 portable SSD is available with up to 2TB storage. Image: Samsung Samsung has launched the new Portable SSD T5, with high transfer speeds and up to 2TB of storage space. The compact unit is the latest in Samsung's line of portable SSDs, and has roughly the same dimensions and weight as last year's business-card sized T3 SSD. The T5 meas…
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Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering
A former the United States Secret Service agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into then-largest underground marketplace Silk Road has now pleaded guilty to money laundering.Shaun W. Bridges is one of two former US undercover agents who pleaded guilty in 2015 to one count of money laundering and one count of obstruction and was sentenced in December same year to almost six years in prison for stealing over $800,000 in Bitcoin while investi…
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8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users
Google's Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month.Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome Web Store account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users.Just two days after that incident, some unknown attackers then hijacked another popular extension 'Web Developer' and then updated it to directly inject a…
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Windows 10 S new wave: Asus' $279 VivoBook W202 joins the fray

Windows 10 S new wave: Asus
The $279 Asus VivoBook W202 is among the first wave of lower cost Windows 10 S alternatives to Microsoft's own $999 Surface Laptop. Image: Asus Asus Windows 10 S VivoBook W202 is now officially available in the US for $279. The machine is Asus' first laptop that ships pre-installed with Windows 10 S, which can only download pre-vetted programs from the Microsoft Stor…
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