Smart vehicles are less vulnerable than they were a few years ago, thanks to improvements in security according to a new report from the security firm IOActive.
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In-brief: a report by the Cloud Security Alliance calls for a bottom up remake of infrastructure to support connected vehicles and warns of more, serious attacks as connected vehicles begin interacting with each other and with connected – but insecure – infrastructure.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:15 — 31.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSChris Valasek, the Director of Vehicle Research at IOActive speaks with Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts about his recent research on vulnerabilities in late model vehicles by Chrysler. Valasek and his partner Charlie Miller recently demonstrated a way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee wirelessly using software based attacks.
Automakers must pay as much attention to the integrity and security of the software running modern vehicles as they pay to areas such as metallurgy, impact protection, seat belts, and materials science argues Gary Mcgraw, the Vice President of Security Technology at the firm Synopsis.
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