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Like The EPA, DOT Officials Chill Hope For Protections In Copyright Law

Independent researchers have uncovered major cyber-security weaknesses and emissions scams, but the government agencies that benefit most don't appreciate the help.


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.


Giving New Meaning To Plugging In

A Fisker Karma community site reveals how to turn on additional driving modes for the extended-range plug-in vehicle.


Jeep is recalling 7,800 Renegades over concerns that hackers could exploit a flaw in cars equipped with the 6.5-inch infotainment screen.


Charlie Miller And Chris Valasek Head To Ride-Sharing Giant

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller, the security researchers behind some of the most prominent car-hacking studies to date, are taking on their next automotive challenge.


Researchers Manipulated Brakes From A Smartphone

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.


NHTSA is investigating Harman Kardon, which supplies Uconnect to FCA, to see if Harman Kardon's other infotainment systems are also vulnerable to hacking.


A "white-hat" hacker has demonstrated a way of taking control of GM vehicles compatible with OnStar's RemoteLink app.


Instead Of Fighting Hackers, They're Fighting The Messengers

More than anyone, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are responsible for alerting Americans to the hacking perils awaiting them in their modern-day cars.


Multiple high-profile car hacks this year suggest that vehicles aren't entirely secure from software vulnerabilities. Experts say that future problems are inevitable.


We walk through the update process on a Ram 1500 to show what owners of the 1.4 million recalled FCA products can do to secure their infotainment systems.


NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Cyber Vulnerabilities

The federal agency charged with protecting American motorists wants to know more about how hackers remotely commandeered and controlled a Jeep Cherokee.


NHTSA Official: Breach Is "First Example Of What's To Come"

A cyber-security gap that allowed for the remote hacking of a Jeep Cherokee has federal officials concerned.


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.


Remote Breach Highlights Security Flaw In Popular Infotainment Feature

One of America's most popular cars contains a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer it from anywhere on the planet.


OEMs Raise Concerns About Independent Researchers With Congress

Arguments over whether cyber-security researchers should have the right to experiment on cars may not end when the U.S. Copyright Office issues a key ruling expected later this month.


NHTSA And OEMs Have Two Weeks To Provide Answers

Congress wants to know more about how federal regulators and major car manufacturers plan to protect drivers from automotive cyber attacks.


EV Automaker The Latest To Experience Unauthorized Access

Tesla's Twitter account and its media-relations email were briefly hacked over the weekend.


A Quick Primer On The Past, Present, And Future Of Car Hacking

Modern cars are nothing more than computers on wheels. As such, they're vulnerable to 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.

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