Briefly informed: GPS tracker, Da Vinci robot, "Galaxy Unpacked", Mars mission

Briefly informed: GPS tracker, Da Vinci robot, “Galaxy Unpacked”, Mars mission

Bitsight security researchers have discovered six dangerous vulnerabilities in the MiCODUS MV720 GPS tracker. According to them, the tracker is mainly used in cars worldwide. The manufacturer should not react to the gaps. The US government is now warning against the use of the tracker. According to a report, the tracker is to be used in vehicles belonging to governments, military institutions and law enforcement agencies, among other things. There it serves primarily as an anti-theft device. According to the researchers, you can also use it to stop cars or even cut off the fuel supply. This could lead to life-threatening situations on a busy motorway, for example. The tracking of vehicles is also conceivable. Attackers could hook into connections as a man-in-the-middle.

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An international team of researchers has adapted a common “Da Vinci” robotic system for robot-assisted surgery in such a way that the robot can carry out a training task commonly used in surgery, the so-called peg transfer, faster than an experienced surgeon with the same precision. According to the scientists, this is the first case in which a robot has outperformed a human in a surgical training task. The robot should minimize the positioning errors that usually occur in an automatic system and work more precisely.

Smartphone and consumer electronics maker Samsung plans to unveil new foldables at a “Galaxy Unpacked” event on August 10th. The motto is “Unfold your World”. Samsung did not initially provide any specific information about which devices Samsung will present. However, a short video suggests that it will probably be the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 folding smartphones. Also likely is the presentation of the Galaxy Watch 5, as well as a Pro version of the Galaxy Watch 5.

Two young US companies want to launch the first commercial mission to Mars in just a few years. Impulse Space and Relativity Space announced on Tuesday that they plan to send a lander to the Red Planet in 2024, helping to make humanity a multiplanetary species. The two companies are thus making explicit reference to statements made by SpaceX boss Elon Musk, who is pursuing the same goal. Your project is extremely ambitious, not least because Impulse Space was only founded last September. Relativity Space has been around since 2015. The company wants to revolutionize the construction of rockets, but its two-stage launch vehicle, called Terran 1, has yet to take off

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