Software Security

Archive for the 'Embedded Software Testing' Category

 

Secure automotive software at any speed

The features that drive new car sales today are increasingly based on software. Drivers want their own music. They want to stay connected with their digital world. They want digital assistants to help park or even drive autonomously. While auto makers (i.e., the OEMs) have mostly mastered their physical world, with stable supply chains able […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing | Comments Off on Secure automotive software at any speed

 

Zeroing in on zero day vulnerabilities

Earlier this month WikiLeaks announced it had in its possession a cache of zero days allegedly from the Central Intelligence Agency. These unpatched vulnerabilities, it said, could affect Apple and Android devices (including TVs). It is suspected that exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow the spy agency – or anyone else who knows about them […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Code Review, Embedded Software Testing, Fuzz Testing, Network Security, Software Security Testing, Static Analysis (SAST) | Comments Off on Zeroing in on zero day vulnerabilities

 

Embedded World and CodenomiCON Europe 2017 will kick your IoT security into high gear

Each year the Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded community an opportunity to gather information about new products and innovations, and to develop valuable contacts with others in the industry. An estimated 930 exhibitors will be presenting state-of-the-art embedded technologies at this year’s event. Embedded World Conference 2017 Join us in […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Embedded Software Testing, Internet of Things, Security Conference or Event | Comments Off on Embedded World and CodenomiCON Europe 2017 will kick your IoT security into high gear

 

Software glitch causes FAA to order Boeing 787s powered down

Until Boeing provides a permanent software fix, airlines with 787 Dreamliners in their fleet will have to power down the planes once every 22 days. A software glitch that could result in the loss of controllability for the 787s manifests itself after several hours of continuous use. The FAA says “all three flight control modules […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Embedded Software Testing, Security Standards and Compliance | Comments Off on Software glitch causes FAA to order Boeing 787s powered down

 

The latest must-have car accessory: Security

Originally posted on SecurityWeek Fall is a great time of year. The kids go back to school. The weather begins to cool and the leaves change. Lord Football returns to his autumnal throne. Television shows return for a new season. Fall is also the traditional time when the automakers release their model year vehicles. Amid […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Embedded Software Testing, Internet of Things, Software Security Testing | Comments Off on The latest must-have car accessory: Security

 

In-vehicle infotainment vulnerabilities through the MirrorLink Interoperability Standard

Researchers say they can hijack a communication from a smartphone to a vehicle information system and potentially take control of a car’s systems such as brakes and steering. In a paper presented at last month’s WOOT 16 USENIX conference, researchers Sahar Mazloom, Mohammad Rezaeirad, and Aaron Hunter from George Mason University, and Damon McCoy from […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing | Comments Off on In-vehicle infotainment vulnerabilities through the MirrorLink Interoperability Standard

 

Synopsys joins automakers at Embedded Software Summit

This week Synopsys presented to automakers gathered in Detroit at a summit on embedded software integrity. The Embedded Software Integrity for Automotive Summit convened at a small hotel in Dearborn, Michigan – a city located just outside of Detroit and known by many in the automotive industry as the home of the Ford Motor Company […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing | Comments Off on Synopsys joins automakers at Embedded Software Summit

 

Tesla pushing out “inert” software updates

Owners of Tesla are passively participating in a beta test of new self-driving software from the manufacturer. Speaking at a MIT Technology event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Tesla’s director of Tesla’s Autopilot program Sterling Anderson said his company is pushing out “inert” software updates designed to shadow the drivers on the road today. “We […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Application Security, Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing | Comments Off on Tesla pushing out “inert” software updates

 

Connected car security and privacy questioned

A new report due out on Monday from U.S. senator finds that the auto makers attempts to prevent hackers from gaining control of a vehicle’s electronics are “inconsistent and haphazard,” while the companies collect driver histories, and other personal data, often without customer consent. “Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing, Internet of Things | Comments Off on Connected car security and privacy questioned

 

Connected trucks could pave the way for autonomous cars

On Thursday, representatives from the Netherlands will meet with the EU in Rotterdam to define potential changes to legislation to make self-driving cars a reality in Europe. This comes at the end of a successful trial where a platoon of trucks was connected over Wi-Fi, with the first vehicle determining the speed and route of […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive Security, Embedded Software Testing | Comments Off on Connected trucks could pave the way for autonomous cars