Security Ledger Talks Car Hacking on NPR’s AirTalk

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Advanced cars already have sophisticated connectivity features. But car buyers worry about the danger posed by hackers once cars are connected to the Internet. (Image courtesy of Tesla Motors.)

Just a note to our readers that you can listen to a great conversation on hacking automobiles on Airtalk, a National Public Radio call-in talk show that airs on WPCC, Pasadena, California.

Interestingly: the other expert guest on the show was none other than Chris Valasek of IOActive, one of the most recognized researchers on security vulnerabilities in modern automobiles.

[Read more Security Ledger coverage of Chris Valasek’s research here.]

Chris and I spoke with host Larry Mantle about the current state of affairs with regard to car hacking: what is possible (theoretically), what is practical and what are car makers doing about it.

Check out our conversation via KPCC’s web site: The next frontier for computer hackers: Your car | AirTalk | 89.3 KPCC.

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