Security flaw could be exploited to take control of Bluetooth devices
A group of academic researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless protocol that affects almost all Bluetooth enabled devices. The vulnerability, which they refer to as Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS), impacts the classic version of the Bluetooth protocol that is used by low power devices to transfer data and is commonly referred to as Bluetooth Classic.
WannaCry virus: Lessons unlearned
If there is a lesson from the WannaCry incident, it's this: Companies that use outdated systems and do not rigorously patch those systems are at risk, not just for data breaches
which firms have historically shrugged off
but for attacks by operations-disrupting ransomware.
Security expert: Hacking is about manipulating perception
Cyberattacks aren't just about profit and disruption, cybersecurity specialist Ralph Echemendia says
they're about manipulating people's perceptions of reality using deepfakes and other artificial intelligence tools. "We live in a virtual reality world right now, and you don't need goggles," he told the annual Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit.