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?
There’s a fundamental difference between criminal hackers and white hat vulnerability researchers. When a white hat finds a vulnerability they may explore it, and write an interesting presentation about what can be achieved through the flaw, but once they’ve described the security weakness to the appropriate party and the hole is closed – that’s it. … More Car hacking at speed – where vulnerabilities turn from critical to fatal
The auto industry has published its first set of cybersecurity best practices, as it attempts to combat rising and future threats facing the connected car. The best practices are designed to provide guidance on how individual companies can enhance automotive cybersecurity, focusing on seven key areas in particular. “IT’S EXPECTED THAT BY THE MID-2020s, VIRTUALLY ALL … More Auto industry publishes first ever cybersecurity best practices
2016 is already being dubbed “The Year of Ransomware”, but part of my job is to look beyond the present, and I’m concerned that a future headline will read: “The Year of Jackware.” What is jackware? I define jackware as malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the primary purpose of which … More Jackware: When connected cars meet ransomware