Jun 10, 2016 By Sarah Vonnegut |
Another week, another mobile app fiasco. This time around, we learned how an IoT connected car can be controlled through the WiFi installed in the car, enabling Mitsubishi Outlander car owners – as well as attackers – to wirelessly connect to the car’s console, allowing them to do things like turn off the car alarm and mess with the car’s system.
Even tech giants as big as Apple have struggled with mobile app insecurity issues. Last September, the App Store was hit with its own security scandal when Chinese developers used unofficial versions of Apple’s developer toolkit. That move invited malware into apps that somehow passed through Apple’s security standards and were made available to the masses.
Technology is moving fast – perhaps a bit too fast, if we’re factoring in the ability of organizations to implement high security standards throughout the ranks. But slowing down is not a possibility – security cannot afford to lag behind.
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