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Smart Car Developments: Windows Embedded Automotive, Nissan Leaf

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

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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