5 Security Things to Know for the Week of July 27

Like it or not, Monday is upon us. Here are five items making news that can help you kick off your work week in style - or at least a little more informed.

The hack seen 'round the world: A Wired reporter got taken on a wild road as two researchers demonstrate how it's possible to remotely attack a car in motion. The research resulted in a major recall and renewed focus on the risks posed by internet-connected technologies. The Senate coincidentally introduced legislation to toughen standards of protection in automobiles.

Cash out: ATM skimming attacks reportedly are soaring in Mexico. Trustwave researchers have been studying the vulnerability of cash machines, among other commonly exploited technologies, for some time.

I spy: The FBI in the United States is more worried than ever before about the threat posed by Chinese attackers attempting to steal intellectual property and other trade secrets.

Collared: U.S. authorities arrested five people in connection with the theft of tens of millions of customer credentials, which were used as part of a classic pump-and-dump spam scheme.

Network power: A new Senate bill would empower the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with strong oversight of cybersecurity at civilian federal agencies.


 

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