Counting on government to protect cars from hackers isn’t our best option

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Recently, a number of media outlets, including Wired magazine and theWashington Post, reported how two hackers wirelessly took over a Jeep Cherokee, including at one point on a Missouri highway. The culprits — who staged the “hijacking” for reporters — forced the SUV to slow down, played with the windshield wipers and stereo, and then interfered with the vehicle’s brakes. The hackers are actually researchers studying the hacking vulnerability of two dozen makes of vehicles, based on readily available Web information about various car systems that allow the vehicles to receive information electronically. Their goal is to prompt carmakers to defend against remote attacks by securing remote endpoints, using cryptography to verify messages and isolating data access points from those systems that control critical safety features. They also recommended adding attack detection and prevention technology to critical networks. While many of these recommendations seem reasonable,their implementation should be left to the experts and system designers. A couple of senators introduced legislation within hours of the story breaking. Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)proposed new rules for automakers, including a requirement that automakers follow a government-mandated set of security standards for vehicles. The bill would also require the establishment […]

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Lay back and have some fun – here are 7 apps to browse funny pictures and comics with!

Ah, the memes and comics that flow from the Internets – sometimes it’s hard to catch ’em all! Well, in reality, it’s virtually impossible to view each and every variation of a picture or piece of text and the contexts in which they were used. “Casual meme viewers”, should we call them that, most often just follow the hot and trending sections of various websites. But even the top-picks of community upvoted images can still be great in numbers. So, in short, it’s great for entertainment, as users have a constant flow of funny images to keep them giggling, while it’s probably not good for completionists, …

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News 2 I-Team: Preventing credit card fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

CHARLESTON, SC – Most likely you’re getting new credit cards in the mail.  They are embedded with a chip that the banks say, will help stop credit card fraud. But a News 2 Investigation explains flaws with the chip switch. Banks hope embedded microchips will be the solution to credit card fraud. “It’s a great additional layer of security,” Gardner Meadows with Heartland Payment Systems explained. Starting Thursday, October 1, banks shift the liability to businesses if the business does not upgrade their credit card terminals to read the chips. The new machine reading your card generates a unique code to process the transaction. No card numbers are kept on file. If a business does not upgrade to the new readers, they will liable for fraud, and experts say they will open themselves up to thieves. “They are moving downstream as they say,” Meadows explained. Meadows said small businesses should consider the new card reading terminals like insurance, in case of a data breech. There are flaws with the chips. For starters, the new cards do not require a pin number. The card can be processed with just a forged signature. Plus, the numbers are still embossed on the front […]

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New Moto 360 gets pictured in both a small and large size

The upcoming second-generation Moto 360 has been spotted a number of times already, and the latest images reveal what is said to be two different variants of the smartwatch. This time around, Motorola may be releasing both a small and large version of the watch. Having two different sizes of the same would be a first for Android Wear watches, and would be similar to Apple’s approach to the Apple Watch.

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Lenovo Vibe P1 with 5000 mAh juicer leaks: stellar battery life and finger scanner in metal chassis

Lenovo is really in to surprise us this IFA expo, as it seems to be prepping a bunch of phones to announce for next week. Gone are the days when Lenovo released value-for-money plastic handsets, as it is now at the forefront of design when it comes to Chinese manufacturers, starting with the layered metal X2, continuing with the awesome metal Vibe Shot, and now the rumored metal Vibe P1 with a gigantic 5000 mAh battery.

That same Vibe P1 has finally leaked in flesh and blood, along with the specs to match. The magnesium alloy-clad phone will apparently boast a ;arge 5.5″ display, 64-bit …

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Startup co-founded by ex-Apple CEO intros two affordable Android handsets – meet Obi Worldphone

From 1983 to 1993, the CEO of Apple was John Sculley, and although he did not remain at the top of the then-struggling company to witness its rise on all fronts and especially the one on the smartphone market, it seems that the former CEO is looking forward to taking a chunk of that niche. 
It seems that Sculley is one of the co-founders of a new startup aiming to rattle the cages on the smartphone scene. Meet Obi Worldphone, a Silicon Valley company that just unveiled its first two handsets, and boy, what handsets these are!
The first one …

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Talk2Watch Pro updated with new features and fixes to music controls

For those who use a Pebble or Pebble Time with their BlackBerry 10 smartphone will probably be using Talk2Watch Pro to get functionality out of the watch. With a dedicated and active developer, it really is the recommended app. The developer has been busy working on some updates and fixes and a new update has just been pushed. It brings fixes to the music controls where the play/pause button wasn’t quite working as well as some nice new additions.

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Note5 model pops up in benchmarks with 3 GB of RAM only, likely headed for Europe

A little birdie apparently told Samsung’s focus groups that Europeans are not as much in a love affair with the S Pen stylus, as they are with unique side-sloping flexible displays. This could have been the reason behind Samsung’s decision to release the S Pen-laden Note5 in North America and Asia, while Europe will be getting the stylus-less Galaxy S6 edge+, with its 5.7″ dual-edge screen panel.

While here in the US the Note5 is already in the loving hands of its early adopters, most of Europe will have the chance to grab an S6 edge+ next week. What about the Note5, though, …

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley-backed Obi Worldphone launches sleek sub-$250 smartphones

John Sculley-backed Obi Mobiles has morphed into Obi Worldphone, launching two smartphones aimed at developing markets. Dubbed SF1 and SJ1.5, both devices are set to launch in the month of October and feature interseting design elements that distinguish them from the sea of entry-level phones currently available.

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Adobe plans on unveiling a new mobile Photoshop app in October

Adobe is hoping to find the same success for Photoshop on mobile platforms, as the photo editing software has on PCs. This October, at its Max conference for developers and professionals, Adobe will take the wraps off of a new Photoshop developed for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Later, a version of the app will be made available for Android flavored devices.

Dubbed “Project Rigel” for now, the new app will be free, and will help those not familiar with Photoshop learn how to edit their pictures. The new Photoshop app will include a touchscreen UI, offering editing options on the bottom. …

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