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Tesla car hacked at Pwn2Own contest

A team of security researchers has hacked a Tesla Model 3 car on the last day of the Pwn2Own 2019 hacking contest that was held this week in Vancouver, Canada. Team Fluoroacetate –made up of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu– hacked the Tesla car via its browser. They used a JIT bug in the browser renderer process to execute code… Read more →

Why the Shopify, Mailchimp integration battle is just a sign of what’s to come

Shopify has cut off Mailchimp from its app store in a battle over treatment of customer data and the two sides are blaming each other. Get used to it as the industry is likely to see more battles over data and application programming interfaces. The modern cloud infrastructure and services ecosystem is held together by APIs. APIs are what allows… Read more →

DevOps reshapes career paths as well as business methods

Why is DevOps now so important to software teams and their businesses?  Let’s count the ways, says Mark Levy, director of strategy for software delivery at Micro Focus. He recently shared his observations on the current state of software delivery, which include the following:  “Heavyweight, linear-sequential development and delivery software practices.”  “Large, infrequent software releases supported by complex and manual… Read more →

FEMA ‘unnecessarily’ shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has shared the personal and financial information of more than 2.3 million disaster victims with one of its contractors, a government report has revealed. Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria survivors, along with the California 2017 wildfires victims had their data shared inappropriately by FEMA officials, according to a report published this week by the… Read more →

FEMA ‘unnecessarily’ shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has shared the personal and financial information of more than 2.3 million disaster victims with one of its contractors, a government report has revealed. Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria survivors, along with the California 2017 wildfires victims had their data shared inappropriately by FEMA officials, according to a report published this week by the… Read more →

Researchers find 36 new security flaws in LTE protocol

A group of academics from South Korea have identified 36 new vulnerabilities in the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard used by thousands of mobile networks and hundreds of millions of users across the world. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to disrupt mobile base stations, block incoming calls to a device, disconnect users from a mobile network, send spoofed SMS messages, and eavesdrop… Read more →

Digital economy will represent over half of Latin America’s GDP by 2022

2019 will see a return to investment in innovation in the region by Latin American organizations, with the digital economy representing more than 50 percent of the region’s GDP in the next three years. According to research by analyst house IDC,  economic and political instability in Latin America, coupled with presidential elections hampered technology in the region last year, particularly… Read more →

Digital economy will represent over half of Latin America’s GDP by 2022

2019 will see a return to investment in innovation in the region by Latin American organizations, with the digital economy representing more than 50 percent of the region’s GDP in the next three years. According to research by analyst house IDC,  economic and political instability in Latin America, coupled with presidential elections hampered technology in the region last year, particularly… Read more →