Friday, July 1, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Update

The Guardian reports here on the Tesla Autopilot, which was just involved in its first fatal crash.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

More on legacy systems

This article from CNN describes the 8" floppy disks (note even 5.25" !!!) used in the control of U. S. nuclear missiles.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Legacy Systems

Extremetech reports here on the Compaq laptop required to service one of the early McLaren supercars.  It seems they relied on a proprietary hardware interfce.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Offensive Cyber Warfare

Extremetech posts here on US remarks on offensive cyber warfare. This article also quotes BYU law professor Eric Jensen's opinion that three recent cyber attacks probably constitute offensive acts under international law: Stuxnet, an attack on Saudi Aramco, and an attack on Swedish air traffic control.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cisco on IoT protocols

Here is an interesting blog post from Paul Duffy of Cisco on IoT protocols.

Friday, March 18, 2016

IoT Device Protocol

Kurzweil reports here on an open source protocol for IoT devices, Message Querying Telemetry Transport (MQTT), developed by IBM.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nissan Leaf Exploit

This article from tomshardware describes an exploit for the Nissan Leaf that allows the attacker to remotely take over the car's air conditioning and heating systems.