Your car – and other IoT devices – are trying to kill you

The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of a sci-fi lover’s dream, where the world is interconnected with smart homes and cars.

Black Hat USA streamed live from Mandalay Bay

Couldn’t make it out to Vegas for the Black Hat USA conference this year? That’s no problem, since Dark Reading is bringing some of the conference coverage to you.

5 scariest stories from Black Hat 2012

At the recent Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, security professionals unveiled a host of new security threats facing corporate and personal technology. These were the scariest new attacks demonstrated: 

Latest smartphone feature already hacked

Mobile security is becoming a big deal for companies as more users bring in their own personal smartphones and tablets. A presentation at the recent Black Hat security conference detailed the latest threat those mobile devices might face. 

6 free security tools from Black Hat 2012 IT managers can use today

A number of free and open source security tools were released last week at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Here are six that IT managers can use today to quickly identify weak spots in the corporate network: 

Expert finds new way to hack smartphones

As smartphones become more popular, hackers will put more effort into finding ways to compromise the devices. One security expert says he may have found the next big threat.

Common browser feature makes hackers’ jobs easier

Consider turning off this tool to enhance your company’s Internet security.

Security apps can have their own vulnerabilities

Security infrastructure technologies, like firewalls, antivirus apps and management consoles, do a lot to keep hackers off of corporate networks — but they also open up their own holes for attackers.

Hackers can use sex to steal on social networks

Sure, execs know there’s some corporate information that needs to be kept away from strangers. But what about their online “friends”?

Smartphone malware can automatically make expensive calls

As smartphones become more common, so do viruses that infect them. Take this recent attack that gives criminals an easy way to steal from mobile users.