Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Trust your car's computer system?

Then get ready to be hacked.
The Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security will present a study at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy tomorrow to show vulnerabilities in the electronic control units which drive modern cars.

Says the BBC:

"The researchers showed how to kill a car engine remotely, turn off the brakes so the car would not stop and make instruments give false readings".
Currently such attacks need direct access to the car's communications ports which could be by a mechanic or a deliberate break-in. But as cars become increasingly internet connected, remote access will be a looming threat.

Firewalls and AV software for your car, whatever next?


dave hambidge said...

Oh shit!

Andy Holroyd said...

It's only 'proof of concept' yet, but...

Oh shit!