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Uber hires the guys who hacked a Jeep to develop safer driverless cars


Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, security researchers who caused huge headaches for Fiat Chrysler when they showed the world how to remotely hack a Jeep, have hacked their way into new jobs with Uber.

"Your location has been shared 5398 times" - Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?


A new study found that users change their privacy settings when they receive messages telling them how much of their data is being accessed by mobile apps. Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

How long would it take to crack your password?


Password policies are the enemy of security, the developer of a password analyzing tool concludes, while a vendor pushes it further to decree that password security is, basically, toast.

Research finds that privacy tools don’t work


Users can neither understand nor configure tools which claim to improve their privacy, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon. Is there any way we can achieve online privacy?