Your ‘networked computer on wheels’ has a privacy problem – when it comes to your data, you may not really be in the driver’s seat. The CES 2021 conference heralds the natural progression of car-spying apps built directly into the car and tied directly to insurance companies. Originally slated to assist drivers in an emergency, the systems … More Car spying – your insurance company is watching you
The vulnerabilities, which resided in associated smartphone apps, were both easy to find and easy to fix. Two smart alarm systems for cars have plugged critical security holes that put three million vehicles globally at risk of being hijacked, research by Pen Test Partners reveals. If exploited, the vulnerabilities would have enabled anyone to turn the alarm … More Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3 million cars to hijack
What’s in store for automotive security once cars morph into mobile living rooms and working spaces? And how about transportation at large? There is a certain singularity to CES (Consumer Electronics Show), where vehicles, security, and a host of technologic doodads unite around a given platform, in this case the car. As these converge, they’re … More Securing the car
In just under 2 weeks all paths will lead to the South West as the Independance Music and Arts festival takes place in Mitchelstown on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The 2018 Limerick Motor Club sprint will be taking place only a few miles away in Glenroe. Mark Carroll will take to the hill in … More Shifting into high gear with ESET
I’ve just about recovered from the sensory overload that is CES to gather my thoughts from what was another fascinating event. This blog, on connected car hacking, is the first of two posts. New cars are networked computers with an engine attached. Yours doesn’t sync with your phone when it detects you driving? That’s so … More Connected car hacking: Who’s to blame?