Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…

Apple offers up to $1 million for remote access exploit for iPhones and cloud-based backups

Apple launched the challenge at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. In order to remove exploitable vulnerabilities from its mobile operating system, Apple Inc has announced a bounty of up to $1 million to cyber security researchers who detect flaws in iPhones. This is the largest ever reward Apple has offered to…

Toyota’s opens up on its autonomous automated technologies at CES

Toyota Motor Corp showcased its automated safety technology “Guardian” as well as its full self-driving system – the “Chauffeur” at the annual CES at Las Vegas. As per a statement from Toyota Research Institute’s chief executive Gill Pratt, the carmaker’s automated safety technology “Guardian” will feature in its model “in the 2020s”. Pratt disclosed this…

Nvidia Corp consolidates and expands its position in the self-driving technology chip market

By expanding its partnerships with companies involved across the supply chain of the self-driving car market, Nvidia is rapidly expanding its footprint in this emerging segment. Aimed at increasing its footprint in the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, Nvidia Corp stated it will partner with Volkswagen AG and Uber Technologies Inc to bring about further gains…