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Quick reading reco – “carhacking”

Kim Boatman published an article I think you should read: Can Your Car Be Hacked?

“You might be behind the wheel, but increasingly, computers control your car’s every function.

Microprocessors direct braking, acceleration and even the horn these days. “Because they are hidden, people don’t often understand that there can be anywhere from 30 to 40 microprocessors in most cars and even up to 100 different ones running different functions in some vehicles,” says Stephan A. Tarnutzer, chief operating officer for DGE Inc., which provides electronic designs and consulting for auto manufacturers and suppliers.

But could a hacker compromise these systems? Recently, several news reports have raised the issue of car-hacking risks, including…”

The article raises some valid concerns, and also contains some prevention advice. Click here to read it.

March 12, 2011 Posted by | computers, security | , , , | 2 Comments