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CBR round-up: 3 big surprises this week

What are the big tech shockers of the last 5 days? CBR delves into the week's archive.

By CBR Staff Writer

First Fiat, now a General Motors vulnerability has been exposed

It’s not a good week to be in connected cars; White-hat hacker Samy Kamkar found that his hackers could use a security flaw in General Motors’ OnStar vehicle communications system to remotely start the engine or unlock the car.

Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities increase 66% in H1

According to a Cisco report, there was a 66 percent rise in Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities reported by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure system in the first six months of this year, compared with the whole of 2014.

Mobile malware surges threefold in three months

According to Kaspersky, mobile malware is on the up. 291,800 new mobile malware programmes were detected in the financial sector, 2.8 times greater than last quarter.

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