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7 things you need to know about car hacking

Car hacking may sound like something out of the latest Die Hard or James Bond film, but it’s newsworthy, real and likely to happen much more regularly in the future. We look at the top facts you need to know about this emerging trend.

The security review: Car hacking, internet at 46 and TalkTalk cyber-arrests

Welcome to our new weekly round-up, offering you a recap of the biggest stories, opinion pieces and reports from the world of information security from the past seven days.

The great car hacking debate

Can cars be hacked remotely or is the idea of remotely hackable cars still only a hypothetical threat? Evidence is presented to help answer this question.

Car security vulnerability study finally sees light of day

A major security vulnerability study into modern cars has finally been released, two years after it was originally intended to be published.

Corvette hacked with a text message

Researchers have hacked into a Corvette with a simple text message, taking control over its brakes.

Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’

A hacker has developed a device that is capable of hacking into most modern cars by bypassing the rolling code security system.

Hackers demo Jeep security hack

Hackers have demonstrated an exploit that can take remote control of a Jeep, to the extent of cutting the transmission and controlling the throttle.

BMW fixes security flaw that left more than 2 million cars unlocked

BMW has patched a bug in its ConnectedDrive system that left 2.2 million cars vulnerable to being hacked and unlocked.

Bluetooth fob used in 2 millions American cars vulnerable to exploit

Bluetooth dongles provided to drivers by insurance companies to track driving habits are poorly secured, and could be hacked to hijack cars, reports The Register.

Cellphone-sized $20 gadget can remote-control car electronics, researchers claim

A tiny, cheap gadget which can ‘hack’ into the network of modern cars to receive radio commands ranging from controlling steering and brakes to switching off headlights is to be shown off at the Black Hat Asia security conference in Singapore next month.

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