AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2017.10.10

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number (Motherboard, Oct 10 2017)
The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug.

Apple gave Uber’s app ‘unprecedented’ access to a secret backdoor that can record iPhone screens (Business Insider, Oct 05 2017)
The existence of Uber’s access to special iPhone functions is not disclosed in any consumer-facing information included with its app.

How to secure the Industrial IoT: A QA with GE’s CISO (CSO Online, Oct 02 2017)
Manufacturing giant GE takes a holistic approach to industrial internet of things (IIoT) security that integrates enterprise and product security. CISO Nasrin Rezai explains why this is important and how it works.


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Top Mobile Hacks of 2017 (Infographic) (Blog – Checkmarx, Oct 02 2017)
Let’s take a look at some of the most harrowing threats and attacks targeting the mobile world in 2017, thus far.

Announcing Google Cloud IoT Core public beta (Google Cloud Platform Blog, Sep 27 2017)
Cloud IoT Core is now publicly available to all users in beta, and they have introduced new set of features in this release. With Cloud IoT Core, you can easily connect and centrally manage millions of globally dispersed IoT devices. When used as part of the broader Google Cloud IoT solution, you can ingest all your IoT data and connect to Google’s analytics services.

Securing the Intelligent Edge (Microsoft Azure Blog, Oct 03 2017)
The Intelligent Edge demands a high bar for security to thrive. Microsoft allies with partners to meet this bar for Azure IoT Edge.

Crazy but true – Apple’s “show hint” button reveals your actual password (Naked Security – Sophos, Oct 05 2017)
Apple’s brand new High Sierra has a bug that sometimes stores your password as your password hint, so that the hint *is* your password!

iPhone’s new “off” switch that leaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on (Naked Security – Sophos, Oct 08 2017)
Be careful out there: it turns out that “on” means “on”, but “off” may mean “coming on again soon”.

Artificial Intelligence: Experts Talk Ethical, Security Concerns (Dark Reading, Oct 10 2017)
Global leaders weigh the benefits and dangers of a future in which AI plays a greater role in business and security strategy.

Conversational Artificial Intelligence. We Need To Talk About It. (Gartner Blog Network , Oct 10 2017)
Gartner released its Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and beyond. “By 2021, early adopter brands that redesign their websites to support visual and voice search will increase digital commerce revenue by 30%.”

Autonomous Protection of Applications (and Cars) (SC Magazine, Oct 10 2017)
What are the security requirements that enable self-driving cars to make decisions that protect the vehicle and its passengers?

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