Researchers warn that more than 500,000 home automation devices have vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to remotely take control of thermostats, lighting, sprinkler systems, and more.
Security researchers warn that many emergency alert system devices used by radio and TV stations are susceptible to cyberattacks, which could cause widespread panic.
The security researcher, who was expected to demonstrate newly-discovered pacemaker vulnerabilities at Black Hat next week, made headlines in 2010 when he hacked an ATM in front of an audience.
Google wants technology firms to cut down on the amount of time it takes to fix zero day vulnerabilities, but some are crying foul.
Utilities hire a security consultancy, which finds a number of vulnerabilities in smart meters that could let a criminal remotely control a meter.
Included within iTunes 8, the security patches are specific to Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users.
Apple releases a security update for its Tiger and Leopard operating systems to patch a critical Domain Name System flaw, along with a dozen other updates.
The urgency to patch clients and servers rises to a fever pitch as code to attack the Internet is released. Two Black Hat presenters had conflicted over the timing of the code release.
Microsoft developers hear from top security researchers about problems in Windows, browsers and antivirus software at two-day BlueHat confab on Microsoft's campus.
At Microsoft's Blue Hat gathering, a security researcher reveals a laundry list of attacks and how various browsers respond.