First of all, we've yet to see any evidence that they did this without first having physical access to the vehicle and tampering with it as all previous hacks have required. If they did tamper with the vehicle prior to the demonstration, then that really isn't any different from someone going in and cutting the brake lines. If however, they managed to take control without any initial access, this is much more serious. I've been telling people within the industry for years that they need to set up a bounty program like tech companies do for responsible disclosure of security exploits. At least Tesla has been hiring some black hat attackers to try to puncture its systems. Perhaps, this will finally spur everyone to more serious action.?
Time for Automakers to Get Real on Vehicle Security
Recently, the annual Black Hat and DefCon computer security conferences took place in Las Vegas, and this week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a notice of propo…
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