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Biggest Android Security Failure, Tesla Thanks Hackers, $46M Theft Via Email – Threat Wire

Automotive hacking is in its infancy, and already you can see a clear path to failure… just look at how Tesla responsds to hackers compared to Chrysler. Ars Technica calls it: Android updates are a complete failure when it comes to patching security flaws. Ubiquiti Networks makes awesome networking gear… and got taken for $46 million via a simple, but effective, “business email compromise” con. Find out how to protect your company from it in the video!

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11 Comments on Biggest Android Security Failure, Tesla Thanks Hackers, $46M Theft Via Email – Threat Wire

  1. Patrick, thumbs up.

  2. What about the procedural flaw in Apple's developer program? That being that if a developer/hacker has the details needed to register an IOS device for development, then they can download whatever software they want to that device. What's more, if the owner of the device calls Apple to ask if their device has been registered for use in development, then Apple either can't or won't say.

    As far as getting hold of the required device details, is it really any harder than getting hold of credit card details? Think of Wi-Fi options or maybe monitoring and iTunes sessions to name but a couple of attack vectors. Then there's the vendor attack options that maybe offer possibilities of getting registration details on mass.

    Wouldn't it be cool if Apple could simply provide the developer status of your device through the device or your account? Or am I missing something?

  3. Windows 10 going to have a big attack Vector because they use Windows updates as a peer-to-peer I bet it's happening right now but they're not activating the virus yet because they're waiting for every PC to get it

  4. Patrick looks like need a nap and something to soften the sore throat  :D

  5. Well maybe if Verizon AT&T and OEM manufacturer companies would stop adding bloatware to their phone maybe the industry could actually move on

  6. The only way to get the carriers to push out updates to devices that have been out for a while is to sue them for large sums of money. I think its time for a class action law suit this bug is big enough that it could be considered sue worthy that is the only way they will step up to the plate and take it seriously.

  7. $46M? That would almost pay for the beer as long as the party is kept small.

  8. "Unfortunately, most OEMs and carriers don't care much about Android updates for devices not currently on sale, and care even less about for non-flagship phones."

    That's the problem right there.

  9. Gotta' love it ! ! !

  10. LOL I think my sisters phone got hacked… Moto X lollipop 5.1… hopefully I can find a way to fix this without trying to factory reset..

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