Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

September 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Tesla has “pushed the envelope” on safety, former business partner Mobileye has said. Its zeal to extend its Autopilot system had led Mobileye to stop working with Tesla, said the chairman of the computer vision company. Autopilot has been under scrutiny since a fatal crash in May caused by the technology missing a lorry. Responding […]

Tesla Autopilot update seeks better safety

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Tesla will update its cars’ Autopilot function with new safety features designed to prevent collisions, the company has announced. Chief executive Elon Musk told reporters on Sunday that his cars would soon make greater use of the on-board radar to detect obstacles ahead. The car will also do more to make sure drivers are paying […]

DJI drones gain geo-fencing safety feature opt-out

July 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The bestselling drone-maker has updated its app to let owners bypass a feature that stops its aircraft flying into or taking off in sensitive locations. DJI introduced geo-fencing in 2013 – a technology that uses GPS location signals to stop its machines flying close to airports, professional sports events and other restricted zones. The opt-out […]

New ransomware with an old trick: “Petya” parties like it’s 1989

April 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Petya is modern-day malware that locks you out of your data, much like TeslaCrypt or Locky, but does it the hard way. This malware family (detected and blocked by Sophos products as Troj/Petya-*) uses low-level programming tricks that went out of vogue nearly two decades ago. Instead of scrambling your data files and leaving the […]

Why You Shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network

January 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Open home Wi-Fi networks are still too common. The situation has improved as wireless router manufacturers began shipping with wireless passwords enabled by default, but there are still too many unsecured Wi-Fi networks out there. Hosting an open Wi-Fi network can cause a number of problems for you, whether you’re trying to do a good […]

Don’t Use Your Antivirus’ Browser Extensions: They Can Actually Make You Less Safe

January 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Most antivirus programs–or “security suites”, as they call themselves–want you to install their browser extensions. They promise these toolbars will help keep you safe online, but they usually just exist to make the company some money. Worse yet, these extensions are often hideously vulnerable to attack. Many antivirus toolbars are, at best, just rebranded Ask Toolbar extensions. […]

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