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What Can Be Done About Car Hacking, or Is This the Future of Autos?
We knew it was possible – conceptually. But last week, working with Wiredprofessional hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek brought vehicle cyberattack fears to real life, as they took control of a Jeep Cherokee remotely. And it wasn’t just the entertainment system this time.
Cyber security experts have been warning about this day for a long time. Two years ago a car was hacked through a connection to its entertainment system. But that was hard-wired. Miller and Valasek’s attack was wireless and remote. “The Wired article is not the first report of a vehicle being hacked. 60 Minutes aired an episode earlier this year in which they showed a vehicle being controlled by a hacker with remote access,” Alan Grau, president and founder of embedded and IoT security solutions provider Icon Labs told Design News.
Grau said: “There is no question that there are security vulnerabilities in vehicles today. There is a lot of debate on how great the risk really is. Some people claim that there is a lot of FUD [fear, uncertainty, and doubt] around these threats and that the risk is very low. It's impossible to quantify the risk, but there are clearly vulnerabilities.”
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