The Navy Is Teaching Celestial Navigation Again as a Backup Plan Against Hackers 

The Naval Academy hasn’t taught midshipmen how to navigate by the stars in nearly 20 years, but it’s reintroducing the old-school approach to maritime travel. Why use a sextant instead of computers and GPS? Worries about ships stranded by cyber-attacks, which have the Navy re-thinking its reliance on tech. »10/13/15 8:20pm10/13/15 8:20pm


Millions Of 'Connected' BMWs Were Possibly Using Unencrypted Data

BMW sent a press release out today partially titled BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. This is technically true, but doesn't quite get at the core issue: data security was 'increased' because there had been almost none. The German Automobile Association (ADAC) discovered this when they were able to… »1/30/15 1:45pm1/30/15 1:45pm

A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… »12/16/14 2:10pm12/16/14 2:10pm

Researcher Can Hack Airplanes Through In-Flight Entertainment Systems

If you're about to get on an airplane, you might want to wait until you land before you read this post. Because cyber security whiz Ruben Santamarta says he has devised a method that can give hackers access to a passenger jet's satellite communications equipment through the passenger Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment… »8/04/14 12:58pm8/04/14 12:58pm

Wirelessly Hacking--And Unlocking--Cars Is Easier Than It Should Be

At the Black Hat security conference later this week, an Australian security researcher will reveal a method for wirelessly unlocking a car with nothing but some radio equipment and ingenuity. It's not an easy hack, and there are a lot of caveats. But it's certainly a lot easier than it should be. See for yourself. »8/04/14 11:52am8/04/14 11:52am