Sep 11, 3:08 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 09/11/18 AT 2:37 PM Electric car manufacturer Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) has dealt with its share of scandals and controversies, some of which involved the company’s electric vehicles and many of which did not. The latest problem came to light Monday, when a group of researchers from Belgium’s KU Leuven University reported that they had found a way to easily hack the Tesla Model S’s keyless ignition, Wired reported.Like many modern vehicles, the Model S is unlocked and started by a key fob that sends an encrypted signal to the car to start it, rather than by inserting and turning a key. KU Leuven’s team of hackers spent several months trying to crack the system, and they were successful. After reverse-engineering the keyless entry system, they were able to clone the key fob signal in less than two seconds using around $600 worth of … [Read more...] about Tesla News: Hackers Discover Way To Clone Model S Key Fob?
Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says. BA's CEO, Alex Cruz, said Friday that enough data was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes, and that police are investigating. "We know that the information that has been stolen is name, address, email address, credit card information; that would be credit card number, expiration date and the three-letter code in the back of the credit card," he told the BBC. He added that no passport data had been obtained in what he called a "very sophisticated, malicious criminal attack," but that British Airways is "100 percent committed" to compensating customers. Dulles International Airport has implemented facial recognition software for international travelers; the system will be used to identify visa holders as they leave the country. Passengers have … [Read more...] about Hackers Steal Credit Card Info of British Airways Customers
Millions of British households could be left vulnerable to a glitch in the Google Chrome web browser which has exposed their household Wifi networks to a new form of hacking, researchers have claimed. A weakness in the source code contained in the US tech giant's popular browser means that hackers could infiltrate the Wifi networks of British homes in as little as one minute, according to experts from cybersecurity consultancy SureCloud. Elliot Thompson, the SureCloud researcher, said 3 million households in the UK were potentially affected as "a conservative estimate". "This is an issue that web users should be aware of and take steps to protect themselves against," he said, adding that globally... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of our … [Read more...] about Fault in Google Chrome allows hackers to access home Wi-Fi networks in seconds, experts warn
Frank Bajak and Adam Geller, Associated Press Updated 10:02 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 This combination of 2017-2018 photos shows from left, a Facebook posting from a group named "Being Patriotic" attributed to Russian agents by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri whose campaign was targeted by Russian hackers and voting machines in Chicago after hackers found a way into the voter registration database at the Illinois State Board of Elections in mid-2016. less This combination of 2017-2018 photos shows from left, a Facebook posting from a group named "Being Patriotic" attributed to Russian agents by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Sen. Claire ... more Photo: Jon Elswick, Jeff Roberson, Kiichiro Sato, AP This image shows a portion of a Nov. 1, 2016 warning email that electronic pollbook vendor VR Systems sent to customers about … [Read more...] about Will Russian hackers affect this year’s US election?
Frank Bajak and Adam Geller Associated Press Published 2:16 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. The sites mimicked a portal used by U.S. senators and their staffs, with easy-to-miss discrepancies. Emails to Senate users urged them to reset their passwords – an apparent attempt to steal them. Once again, hackers on the outside of the American political system were probing for a way in. “Their attack methods continue to take advantage of human nature and when you get into an election cycle the targets are very public ,” said Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at Trend Micro. Now the U.S. has entered a new election cycle. And the attempt to infiltrate the Senate network, linked to hackers aligned with Russia and brought to public attention in July, is a reminder of the … [Read more...] about Will Russian hackers affect this year’s election?