GM Uses Hackers to Test Car Security
Connected, self-driving cars could become juicy targets for attackers.
The bad guys are always looking for an advantage. GM is attempting to turn the tables by using ethical hackers to break into its systems as a way of finding vulnerabilities. The thinking? It’s better to find out from a good guy than a bad guy.
GM Tries to Hack its Own Cars
What’s the best way to test if your product is secure? Try to break it. GM is doing that by using ethical hackers to attempt illegally accessing its car tech. This is a smart move as the self-driving car movement continues. [Business Insider]
Spam: What’s Old is New Again for Attackers
You may have thought spam was limited to Nigerian money scams that sneak their way into your Gmail account. But attackers are increasingly using spam to deliver malware and Trojan horses to targets. As always, it’s a good idea to keep your guard up. [Network World]
Speech Recognition + API = reCAPTCHA bypass
A researcher has found a bypass for those annoying “type these vague looking letters to prove you’re human” challenges. By using the CAPTCHA’s audio option and passing it through Google’s Voice API, the researcher was able to fly through the prompt without human intervention. [ProgrammableWeb]
40 Hours of Meetings is Not Work
Meetings are the bane of every office worker’s existence. Some are necessary; but let’s face it, most meetings are not needed. Basecamp’s Jason Fried argues managers need to do a better job of making sure employees have time to do actual work, not just attend meetings. [Signal v. Noise]
Tweets as Art?
Joto, a new robotic whiteboard, can take in real-time feeds of information from sources such as Twitter or Slack and draw them. It’s going to be the hot new office décor. [The Verge]