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Zubie, An Aftermarket Device, Left Vehicle Vulnerable

Former members of an Israeli intelligence unit dedicated to thwarting cyber crimes announced Friday they had remotely hacked into a vehicle that contained an aftermarket device with a big security hole.


"You can have everything super-secure, but one part can compromise everything in the car, including safety." – Walter Buga


A car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.


Cars can be as easily hacked as a computer

Today's new cars come equipped with dozens of microcomputers connected by a network and run everything from infotainment systems to the engine itself. Like any other computer system, the units inside our cars are vulnerable. Hackers can infiltrate these systems. Once they're inside, they can do anything from steal your data to control your car.


New research shows how easy it is to infiltrate key traffic-control systems

The next time Gov. Chris Christie wants to create traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge, he may have more sophisticated options than an old-fashioned study.


His work on automotive cyber threats has one U.S. senator asking questions

Chris Valasek isn't your traditional gearhead. He doesn't care about the horsepower of his engine. He doesn't change his own oil. "I don't even get my oil changed," he confesses.


They're the first researchers to publish coding and details of automotive cyber experiment

Automotive hackers commandeered control of a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius during a recent experiment, and using data culled from the experiment came up with some tips on how automakers can block hackers from gaining access to cars.

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