Archive for the ‘Hardware Security’ Category

How Virtualization Helps Secure Connected Cars

Connected cars create opportunities to deliver enhanced customer experiences. At the same time, they also have the potential to provide high cost and revenue benefits. This is true for connected car companies, OEMs, suppliers and insurers (and much, much more). However, car companies haven’t really explored the opportunities to monetize customer data adequately. We can […]

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Researcher hacked #Apple #AirTag two weeks after its launch

The Apple AirTag has been available for just a couple of weeks and hacking community is already working on it to demonstrate that how to compromise it. “The German security researcher Stack Smashing tweeted today (via The 8-bit) that he was able to “break into the microcontroller of the AirTag” and modified elements of the item tracker […]

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Dell fixes exploitable holes in its own firmware update driver – patch now!

Researchers at SentinelLabs say that they found various exploitable bugs in one of Dell’s Windows kernel drivers, which they reported back in December 2020. There were five related bugs, now collectively dubbed CVE-2021-21551. Dell has now issued a patch for these vulnerabilities (the official update is dated 2021-05-04), noting that: Dell dbutil_2_3.sys driver contains an insufficient access control vulnerability […]

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Microsoft’s Pluton chip upgrades the hardware security of Windows PCs

The next Windows PC you buy could come with an advanced security co-processor that will protect your data from being stolen by hackers. The next Windows PC you buy could come with an advanced security co-processor that will protect your data from being stolen by hackers. Building on work it started with the Xbox One, […]

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