Smart Car Developments: Windows Embedded Automotive, Nissan Leaf

By JDavis | 10/24/10 11:49 AM

We've made a number of posts about the increasing use of connected, "smart" technology in automobiles, including Ford's AppLink technology.

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Securing Modern Cars

By JDavis | 9/22/10 4:27 PM

The Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security has published "Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile", a paper that documents their research into the security of the modern car -- machines increasingly controlled through the use of embedded digital computer networks. Their findings include a range of vulnerabilities as well as the challenges of dealing with them.

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BREAKING NEWS: Serious Security Risks Found in Modern Cars

By JDavis | 5/13/10 9:34 AM

As reported in today's New York Times, computer scientists are warning that internet-connected automobiles are as vulnerable to hackers as PCs. And in a soon-to-be-released paper, they suggest that today's cars are under-secured against the dangerous threats posed by hackers accessing the cars remotely over the network.

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