Autonomous driving technology has the potential to save many more lives than it takes. But that may not matter if the public becomes convinced that autonomous vehicles are a danger to society.
Trend Micro said that it is partnering with the electronics firm Panasonic to secure in-vehicle infotainment (or IVI) systems in connected cars.
Security researchers warned of a serious vulnerability in a GPS service by the China-based firm ThinkRace exposes sensitive data in scores of GPS services, more than two years after the hole was discovered and reported to the firm. (Update: added comment from John van den Oever, the CEO of one2track B.V – PFR 1/3/2018)
In-brief: In this Security Ledger podcast, Paul speaks with Sameer Dixit of Spirent Security Labs, a leading tester of connected (“smart”) vehicles. Truly secure, connected vehicles may be years away, he says. In the meantime, security flaws and poorly implemented features are a major issue, Dixit says, with many car companies still preferring bolt on security fixes over secure design.
In-brief: Two lawmakers on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take steps to protect consumers from security issues linked to the Internet of Things.