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
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
Car hacking may sound like something out of the latest Die Hard or James Bond film, but it’s newsworthy, real and likely to happen much more regularly in the future. We look at the top facts you need to know about this emerging trend. The first cars were ‘hacked’ at least five years ago While … More 7 things you need to know about car hacking
It’s the kind of news which will make some of the more mean-hearted of us chortle. Well, those of us who don’t own Ford motor cars at least. Apparently, Ford has identified a software bug on a number of its car models that means drivers may not be able to turn off the engine, even … More 433,000 Ford cars to be recalled because of software bug – would you have preferred an internet update?