The tail end of the Defcon hacking conference this week saw a remote car-start dongle and app that could have been hacked to steal cars, along with a drone hacking a smart TV. Oh, also, researchers have found a way to decrypt ubiquitous GSM calls. And common devices all around us can have their speakers manipulated to become acoustic cyber-weapons. You know, the usual.
Meanwhile, Microsoft announced this week that it has found and patched a set of new Remote Desktop Protocol vulnerabilities, including two that could be used to spread worms worldwide, similar to the recently patched BlueKeep vulnerability. The classic massively multiplayer online game Second Life is riddled with security vulnerabilities, according to a new lawsuit. And Facebook is sharing more about an internal tool it built to hunt for bugs quickly in its 100 million line codebase