IoT In The News: Uconnect Hack

In July, it was revealed that two researchers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, were able to successfully connect to a vehicle’s computer remotely, over the Internet, and control the car’s mobility by disabling the brakes, or issuing a kill command to stop the engine. Scary. The vehicle was a Jeep Cherokee and it was outfitted…

Mobile Intelligence Case Study: General vs Medical apps

In this post, we share some of our findings from submitted apps.  This data reflects our common vision on mobile app vulnerabilities and risks.  On the one hand, malware is not the only threat vector in the mobile space. This is particularly true for sandbox architecture platforms such as Android and iOS, where it is more difficult for…

What is the acronym OWASP?

When reading articles about mobile security, you may have come across the acronym OWASP and wondered, what is OWASP? Simply, OWASP is a non-profit organization known as the Open Web Application Security Project, and has a main website at http://www.owasp.org. Established in 2004, this organization lists their core purpose as the following: “Be the thriving…

Thank you

Thank you for all the feedback you’ve sent to us! We are all ears and will be prioritizing requirements of our products in our upcoming releases. We’ve increased our VM instances to beef up core analytics.  We are ready to take on an additional load, which means you can introduce this platform to your trusted…

How Android ransomware bricked my TV

Consumers are introducing more smart devices into their lives, beyond smartphones, such as watches, televisions, and on-board computers found in automobiles. In 2013, a Chinese vehicle manufacturer designed a “smart car” with a built-in Android OS computer, allowing consumers the ability to insert their own SIM card and the car could be online around the…

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NewSky Security Blog

The crew here at NewSky Security are excited to begin sharing relevant content to our new blog site! We are hard at work to bring you content that is relevant to mobile technologies, Ap epass and IoT, or Internet of Things. Stay tuned for new posts on this site. See you soon!