“To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information.” Source: Press Announcements > The FDA takes steps to strengthen cybersecurity of medical devices
“Voice-activated smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers. An expert at security firm AVG found some voice-activated systems responded just as well to fake voices as they did to that of the owner.” Source: BBC News – Voice-activated devices pose security threat
A series of attacks on websites and servers using the serious Shellshock bug has been spotted. Millions of servers use software vulnerable to the bug, which lets attackers run commands on that system. So far, thousands of servers have been compromised via Shellshock and some have been used to bombard
A “deadly serious” bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered. The flaw has been found in a software component known as Bash, which is a part of many Linux systems as well as Apple’s Mac operating system. via BBC News – Shellshock: ‘Deadly
The Taiwanese government is investigating whether Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL], China’s leading smartphone company by domestic shipments, is a cyber security threat and will make a decision within three months. via Taiwan probes Xiaomi on cyber security | Reuters.
Hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into the computers of airlines and military contractors over 20 times in a single year, according to the US Senate. via BBC News – US military contractors ‘hit by Chinese hackers’.
A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked to run classic video game Doom. The hack was carried out by security researcher Michael Jordon, and it took four months to get the game running on the hardware. He said he had undertaken the project to demonstrate the security problems surrounding
Apple has released a tool to remove U2’s new album from its customers’ iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. via BBC News – Apple releases U2 album removal tool.
“WikiLeaks has dropped another bombshell, this time in the form of software, for those already weary of governments all over the world spying on people, whether they be their citizens for not. It is giving out malware developed by German company FinFisher in the hopes that countermeasures can be developed
“Hackers that infiltrated the system of JPMorgan Chase & Co in June did not manage to access financial data or steal customer funds. Earlier this year, cybercriminals infiltrated the financial institution’s networks. While the cyberattack took place in June, JPMorgan did not detect the intrusion until July, and has only