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Connected car cybersecurity risks won't go away any time soon

Is this just the beginning?
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 2, 2015 1:45 pm

As more vehicles include connected features such as high-tech infotainment systems, the problem won't just disappear anytime soon. In fact, this is something that we'll end up hearing more about in the future, as more problems are identified.




"This is the shot across the bow. Everybody's been saying 'cybersecurity,'" said Mark Rosekind, head of the National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA), in a statement published by the NBC News. "You've got to see the entire industry proactively dealing with these things."


News that hackers were able to hijack a Jeep vehicle was the most recent connected car security fear - and it's something that has the NTSA frightened. "The supplier didn't just supply radios to Chrysler but to a lot of other manufacturers - a lot of our work now is trying to find out how broad the vulnerability could be."


Fiat Chrysler announced a recall of 1.4 million vehicles due to the cybersecurity risk.


Many new vehicles have connected infotainment systems, so this unfortunately is a story that we'll likely hear more about in the future.


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