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Security specialists developing protection for connected vehicles

Hackers hope to show off an affordable technology to help keep vehicles on the road better defended from cyberattacks
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:15 pm

The hackers responsible for exposing vulnerabilities targeting the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape are developing a solution to better defend vehicles from cyberattacks. Both Charlie Miller and Chris Valasex plan to show off their "intrusion prevention device" during the Black Hat hacking conference next month - a solution that uses around $150 in electronic parts able to listen to car network traffic - with rogue activity and additional anomalies blocked.




"Cybersecurity is a global concern and it is a growing threat for all industries, including the automotive," noted Jack Pokrzywa, SAE International manager of global ground vehicle standards.


The Internet of Things (IoT) has drawn great interest from researchers and consumers, but security standards are currently fractured. Connected cars are becoming more common on U.S. roadways, and Internet or satellite connectivity provide a perfect attack opportunity for cybercriminals.


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