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BBC News: Malware-infected USB sticks in Australia

“USB sticks containing harmful malware have been left in Australian letterboxes, police in Victoria have warned. …The devices are “extremely harmful” and should not be used, police say. It is not uncommon for USB sticks to be used to carry … Continue reading

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Gigavation featured at flagship Detroit Automotive Conference

Gigavation thought leadership on cyber security panel at flagship Detroit Automotive Conference Read more: http://www.tu-auto.com/detroit/

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Caution: Cyber Risks Ahead for Connected Cars

“From sensors to computers to communications networks, the technology in automobiles today exposes them to an alarming array of potential cyberattacks.” “By exploiting weaknesses in wireless communications systems or in devices that connect directly to cars (such as smartphones, insurance … Continue reading

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Industrial Hacking: How Cyber Crime Went Pro

“The scope, frequency and severity of hacks have increased with every passing year. One of the driving factors behind this, say security experts is a new corporatization and professionalism of hackers. … ‘The stealing of corporate meetings and notes to … Continue reading

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“Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids”

“Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams.” “The cameras are vulnerable because they use the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554) to share video but … Continue reading

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Security Flaw Compromises Location of Nest Thermostat Owners

“A security bug discovered by Princeton researchers leaked the location information of Nest Thermostat owners over the Internet.” “This is not the first security vulnerability from Google’s sister company, Nest, and its first child, the Nest Learning Thermostat. Last year we … Continue reading

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Gigavation featured on Keynote Panel on Cybersecurity at Automotive Conference

Gigavation leadership: Keynote Speaker on the Cybersecurity panel at the Automotive USA 2015 Conference alongside OEMs and other telematics experts. http://www.tu-auto.com/fleet/conference-agenda.php Atlanta, November 16-17, 2015

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“Devices need a fresh approach and a new way of thinking about security”

“‘Cybersecurity is an absolute top priority for automakers,’ said Wade Newton, a spokesman for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing the world’s largest car makers.” “‘The CAN bus is hopelessly insecure,’ Fisher said. It was developed decades … Continue reading

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“Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway”

“Drivers shouldn’t have to choose between being connected and being protected.” “‘This might be the kind of software bug most likely to kill someone.’ In fact, Miller and Valasek aren’t the first to hack a car over the Internet. In … Continue reading

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Gigavation invited to speak at MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) Workshop on Cybersecurity Innovation

“Cybersecurity innovation is a recognized goal across industry, and in society, due to the increasing threat of cyber espionage and crime as well as the importance of maintaining simple user interfaces. MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop to … Continue reading

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