Cybersecurity Risks of Connected Cars

As the use of connected cars becomes more common, the technologies that power or support these vehicles continue to evolve. This provides a host of benefits, but just like any other technology, this new territory comes with some risks. In Read More …

Tesla sues ex-employee over alleged ‘brazen’ theft of confidential code

Tesla is suing a former member of staff for allegedly stealing confidential information and attempting to cover his tracks in the aftermath. The lawsuit, filed in the US Northern District of California Court, names Alex Khatilov as the alleged perpetrator, Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Honda investigates possible ransomware attack, networks impacted

Computer networks in Europe and Japan from car manufacturer giant Honda have been affected by issues that are reportedly related to a SNAKE Ransomware cyber-attack. Details are unclear at the moment but the company is currently investigating the cause of the problems Read More …

Unpatchable security flaw found in popular SoC boards

Security researchers have discovered an unpatchable security flaw in a popular brand of system-on-chip (SoC) boardsmanufactured by Xilinx. The vulnerable component is Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ brand, which includes system-on-chip (SoC), multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC), and radio frequency system-on-chip (RFSoC) products used inside automotive, Read More …

On the IoT road: perks, benefits and security of moving smartly

Kaspersky has repeatedly investigated security issues related to IoT technologies (for instance, here, or here). Earlier this year our experts have even gained foothold in the security of biomechanical prosthetic devices. The same implies to smart car security: our own research has indicated that there are Read More …