Feb 09 2015

Connected Cars Pose Security Risks, Report Finds

A new report released by Sen. Edward Markey's office found that "security measures to prevent remote access to vehicle electronics are inconsistent and haphazard." Many drivers depend on wireless capabilities and navigation tools, but these technologies could be vulnerable to hackers seeking to steal drivers' personal data or alter the operation of their vehicles. 

“Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyberattacks or privacy invasions,” Markey told The New York Times.

Sixteen automobile manufacturers provided feedback for the report: BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen (with Audi) and Volvo. Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Tesla manufacturers did not respond. Read the full report here.

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