Tesla Motors

Attack on Tesla Autopilot highlights Bigger Risk of Insecure Sensors

Researchers from the firm Regulus Cyber say that they demonstrated a type of GPS spoofing attack that caused vehicles by Tesla to veer off the road. The impact could be much broader than just Tesla, however.

Connected Car

Hackers Remotely Steer Tesla Model S Using Autopilot System

Security researchers managed to take remote control of the Autopilot feature of Tesla Model S car using a wireless gaming keypad, highlighting the potential security issues with next-generation automobiles’ Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are meant to enhance driver safety.

Update- Zero to 60: Experts Divided on Wisdom of Fiat Chrysler’s Bounty

In-brief: Security experts are divided on Fiat Chrysler’s new bug bounty program, with some decrying small dollar awards, while others argue the company may have moved far too quickly in offering cash rewards to begin with.

Google Driverless Car

Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready Before Our Laws Are – IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

Update: DHS Funding Research into secure updates for Vehicles

    In-brief: the Department of Homeland Security is putting $4 million towards to research projects aimed at securing connected cars. (Updated to add comments from Dan Massey of DHS. – PFR 11/10/2015)