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Cars held to ransom(ware)

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While technology has improved automotive safety in plenty of ways, the increase in internet connectivity also opens the door to potential cyber criminals. Nearly three quarters of new cars have telematics systems, giving hackers the opportunity to lock drivers inside or outside their vehicles or even freeze the ignition; leaving… Read more »

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New defense against car hacking

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Car-hacking has become a popular sport in the cyber security community, and recent news stories about Honda, Jeep and numerous other big automotive names being hacked have highlighted the vulnerability of new-age cars. Unsurprisingly, as cases of successful hacks rise so does the effort being put into developing defensive tools… Read more »

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Driverless cars under more scrutiny after easy hack exposed

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A security researcher has revealed a potential vulnerability in the computer systems used in the majority of newly developed self-driving cars. Using a common pulse generator combined with a laser pointer, the outlay for which would be less than $100, a hacker could fool the car’s systems into thinking that… Read more »

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Worries increase over possible vehicle hacks

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Manchester-based NCC Group has revealed that it may be possible to hack a car’s on board computer system, gaining influence over the vehicle including most worryingly, the braking system and steering. Access may be gained to vehicles that have DAB radios by sending data via radio signals. NCC is not… Read more »

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