Copyright Law Could Soon Prohibit Independent Vehicle Research
The three crises that rollicked the auto industry in recent months – a rising death toll related to the General Motors ignition-switch defect, the Jeep Cherokee hack and now the Volkswagen cheating scandal – all have one thing in common. Outsiders discovered the problems.
In the latest car-hacking exploit in a summer full of them, researchers from the University of California-San Diego say they've found a way to manipulate braking in a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette. The vulnerabilities may not be limited to that car.
GM believes that the vulnerability that allows hacking of its OnStar RemoteLink app is closed. While the company is trying to be proactive with keeping things secure, there's no guarantee against future incidents.
Senators Blumenthal And Markey Introduce Bill To Mandate Federal Standards
Hours after two prominent cyber-security researchers announced they had discovered a flaw that allowed them to remotely take control of a Jeep Cherokee, two members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday to address the growing threat posed by car hackers.
Concerns Grow Over Auto Industry's Cyber-Security Blind Spots
Cyber threats have emerged as a big concern for automakers, as researchers have exposed serious holes in vehicle security that could allow hackers to commandeer cars. Those worries might be small compared to what's ahead.