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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Risk of car hacking
Automobile Magazine (9/23, Floyd, 3.87M)
reports on testing for hacks that make cars increasingly vulnerable.
Researchers with the University of California, San Diego, and University of
Washington in 2011 wrote, “We find the existence of practically exploitable
vulnerabilities that permit arbitrary automotive control without requiring
direct physical access.” In other words, Hackers could infiltrate and take command
of a car through its cellular modem or Bluetooth connection—or even through
music played in a Windows Media Audio format. Testing of Jeep Cherokee showed
the car was also vulnerable to hacks. “New Federal legislation aims to
establish rules designed to secure cars against hackers and protect personal
data privacy,” the article reports. “Rushing to roll out the next big thing,
automakers have left cars unlocked to hackers and data-trackers,” said Sen.
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. The NHTSA forced Fiat Chrysler to recall
some 1.4 million vehicles in order for consumers to have a fix installed for