Putting the brakes on car hacks An IoT primer

When hackers remotely hijacked a speeding Chrysler Jeep in June, it marked the opening salvo in a new and escalating cyber-war between hackers and the auto industry, where new vehicles are increasingly Internet-enabled.

Just a week later, a security researcher disclosed he could breach GM’s vaunted OnStar system to unlock car doors, remotely start the ignition, and even access a car owner’s email and address.

Car and Driver magazine reports that researchers are expected to publish a paper later this year claiming they can remotely take control of new cars through the on-board “black boxes” that collect and transmit critical vehicle maintenance and performance data.

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