Hackers Hijack Wireless Car Keys and Pierce Israeli Military Systems


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Thieves Break Into Cars by Amplifying Signals from Wireless Keys Inside Homes

Storing your wireless car keys in the freezer might be the best way to defeat crooks with door-hack gadgets. A series of break-ins in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles affected only cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs.

Arab Hackers Suspected of Penetrating Israeli Military Network

The attackers packaged malicious code in emails sent to various military addresses that purported to contain breaking military news, or, in some cases, a clip featuring "Girls of the Israel Defense Forces."

Maine Fire Department System Hobbled By Ransomware

A computer virus led to the destruction of files at the Salisbury Fire Department and forced some staffers to resort to pen and paper.

Ex-IT Manager Charged with Intercepting Company Email

A 50-year-old man is accused of breaking into an unnamed Northbrook-based firm’s computer network after he stopped working there and sending emails with confidential company financial information to outsiders.

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