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Belkin WeMo smart home networks in danger of hacks

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.

By February 18, 2014


ATM hacker Barnaby Jack dies

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.

By July 26, 2013


Google push for faster zero day fixes hits a wall: Other companies

Google wants technology firms to cut down on the amount of time it takes to fix zero day vulnerabilities, but some are crying foul.

By May 31, 2013


Hackers can easily breach Emergency Alert Systems

Security researchers warn that many emergency alert system devices used by radio and TV stations are susceptible to cyberattacks, which could cause widespread panic.

By February 13, 2013


Security researcher demonstrates ATM hacking

IOActive's Barnaby Jack reveals at Black Hat how he found ways to remotely log into ATMs without a password and force them to spit out cash.

By July 28, 2010


Hackers to flock to Black Hat, Defcon this week

Researcher to give talk on ATM security holes that was canceled a year ago, but talk on Chinese cyber army is axed after Taiwan complains.

By July 27, 2010


Securing the smart grid

Experts say industry is working to address security issues so smart meters don't become an infrastructure nightmare.

By April 9, 2010


Researchers find security holes in smart meters

Utilities hire a security consultancy, which finds a number of vulnerabilities in smart meters that could let a criminal remotely control a meter.

By March 30, 2010


China-based Google attacks similar to prior ones

Malware exploiting unpatched holes in software was used in attacks on Google and others in December and previous attack on U.S. companies last summer, expert says.

By January 12, 2010


Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft?

From a security perspective, Adobe looks an awful lot like Microsoft did back when Windows was getting blasted by viruses and vulnerabilities and before the company beefed up its defenses.

By August 6, 2009