What if a car could be controlled from a computer halfway around the world? Computer security researcher and hacker Troy Hunt has managed to do just that, via a web browser and an Internet connection, with an unmodified Nissan Leaf in another country. While so far the control was limited to the HVAC system, it’s a…
If you have ever visited the Vatican, you have seen the stoic guards that look like they missed the bus to the local Renaissance Festival. The truth is they are a high-end military force made up of top ex-Swiss soldiers. And don’t let those spears fool you, they can shred you to pieces with them. If that doesn’t work,…
Intel, the manufacturer of the majority of chips and processors included in most personal computers on sale today, have now started investigating and developing new methods of hack-proofing automobiles.
Cities from Los Angeles to Seoul are pouring billions of dollars into smartifying infrastructure, networking everything from traffic lights to waste management systems. But just like most tech-focused public works project lead by underfunded or clueless (or both) bureaucrats, even basic security measures are being…
All cars with a data connection have a SIM card. It's the same little plastic and metal sliver that slots into your phone to connect to the network, make calls, receive texts, and download the latest Beyoncé track. And American and British spies hacked into the largest supplier of SIMs in the world.
Vehicle security is just as important – if not more so – than its fuel economy, and new legislation has been proposed to put that information front-and-center on new cars.
The TSA happily shows off all of the weapons they catch inside carryon baggage every month, but what happens when guns are taken onto planes as part of an inside job, by people with airport security clearance. That's just what happened as the Feds busted up a gun smuggling channel between Atlanta and NYC.
Apple was just granted a patent that would use your iPhone and a CarPlay-equipped car to unlock the doors, pop the trunk, and even flick on the seat heaters. And do it all without pulling your phone from your pocket.
At the DefCon security conference this weekend in Las Vegas, cyber security professionals shot down the notion that a plane could be overtaken by someone hacking into the controls through the network within the cabin of the aircraft. However, other concerns remain.
Anyone who travels with a laptop computer is used to taking it out for screening by the TSA, prior to flying. But now, the TSA has also announced that travelers coming from overseas to the U.S. will need to have their phones powered up and available for screening as well.
Under a pending TSA rule update, you're about to begin paying an average of an additional $11.20 on each round trip ticket for the displeasure of having your bags and body searched prior to boarding your flight. This rate hike more than doubles the current $5.00 fee.
VISTA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 — Have you ever had a bad feeling there is a security risk at your home while away? Instead of panicking or waking up the neighbor, now you can simply check your smartphone.
Because July 4th falls on a Wedneday, a lot of Americans will spend a five-day weekend traveling and drinking. It's pretty common to misplace a wallet or a purse on that kind of vacation. And getting on a return flight without a valid ID, as you might imagine, is not easy. But it can be done. Here's how to work it…
Whether you're trying to track down a bad driver or someone who keeps leaving their car outside your house, you can often find out who they are and how to contact them from their license plate number and a simple Google search. Security expert Brandon Gregg explains:
Hopefully most of us will go throughout life without being tracked by a GPS bug, but if you're worried that someone may be following your whereabouts with technology there are common places you can look to find the device. Security and investigations expert Brandon Gregg offers up a few suggestions to help you…
If you accidentally lock your keys in the car and don't have your wedge and metal rod handy, you can often unlock the car from the outside using nothing but your shoelace.
The Transportation Security Administration has released a list of the worst/best/most crazy things caught by their airport agents in 2011—including a whooping 1,200 loaded firearms. I picked my favorite top ten because theirs is not right.
If you've owned a car for awhile, chances are you've locked your keys inside. You can pay to have a professional break into your car for you, or you can just learn how to do it yourself to save both time and money.
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.