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Submission + - GM Recalls 3.6 Million Cars Due To Potentially Fatal Software Defect (helpnetsecurity.com)

An anonymous reader writes: General Motors has announced that the owners of some 3.64 million of its vehicles will have to come in for a re-flash of their sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software. Apparently, a software bug tied to the diagnostic “oscillation test” routine in the SDM software makes it so that frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners will not deploy “in certain rare circumstances when a crash is preceded by a specific event impacting vehicle dynamics.” They did not explain what these “rare circumstances” are, but noted that the failure to deploy of this security feature could result in increased risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Submission + - FBI Says Tool It Bought to Hack iPhone 5c Doesn't Work With iPhone 5s or Newer (cnn.com)

An anonymous reader writes: FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the government had purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. "Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone, 5C, running iOS 9," Comey said. The FBI director also said the purchased tool worked only on a "narrow slice of phones" that does not include the newest Apple models, or the 5S.

Submission + - Hackers Bring Back OtherOS (gitbrew.org)

pcgfx805 writes: gitbrew.org have released custom firmware for the PS3 versions 3.41, 3.50 and 3.55 which apparently brings back OtherOS functionality. However, unlike the official OtherOS, "OtherOS++" has full GameOS rights and is booted directly from the HyperVisor.

Submission + - New Nintendo HD Console (gameinformer.com) 1

pcgfx805 writes: "Game Informer has reportedly received word from "multiple sources" that a new HD console will be debuting at this years E3 by Nintendo. They report on conflicting information regarding the power of the console compared to the other current gen consoles, but go on to speculate that "Either way it will offer competitive specifications"."

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