Tesla will open its security code to other car manufacturers

Tesla will open its security code to other car manufacturers

Tesla might just get into the habit of releasing source code for its in-car tech. Elon Musk has signaled his intention to post the source code for Tesla’s car security software, letting any automaker roll it into their own machines. It would be “extremely imp…

Trump removes climate change from national security strategy

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has a sceptical view of all things science-based — earlier this week it banned the CDC from using that very term — and now, in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary, it’s taken climate change out of t…

Chrome for business isolates websites for added security

Google handed more security controls to G Suite admins in July, now it’s bolstering its browser’s defenses for business users too. Today’s Chrome 63 rollout brings with it site isolation, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 for Gmail, and granular settings for…

LastPass fixes fingerprint security flaw in its Authenticator app

Password manager LastPass has an extra layer of protection for its Authenticator app, in the form of a fingerprint and/or PIN that ostensibly keeps people out of your passwords if they find your phone unlocked. Last week, a developer posted that he’d been abl…

UK cyber security chief warns government against using Kaspersky

In another blow to Kaspersky’s business, UK’s cyber security authority has advised government agencies not to use the anti-virus software. UK’s National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin sent a letter to other departments, warning them that Russia, “a…

Researchers warn of critical flaw affecting PGP and S/MIME

Those who use PGP and S/MIME to send secure emails are being advised to cease using and disable the tools with immediate effect following a major security scare. Researcher Sebastian Schinzel, a professor of computer security with Münster University of Applie…

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