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An academic report concludes that as automobiles become increasingly computerized, they also...

An academic report concludes that as automobiles become increasingly computerized, they also become more vulnerable to viruses. Just like any machine that transmits bits of information wirelessly, hackers in theory could intercept and redirect packets of information from on-board computer systems. Look for cybersecurity firms such as CHKP, SYNC, FIRE, Intel's McAfee unit, and private firm Escrypt to create more products to address the growing issue. (full report .pdf)
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  • David Collins
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    Of course this is also a potential market for Trusted Computing and the solutions offered by Wave Systems Corp. WAVX it would seem.
    22 Aug 2012, 11:23 AM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    It's easier and cheaper to track movements through vehicle pcm's.

     

    Also allows for multiple remote shutdown capabilities as well.

     

    Brilliant.
    22 Aug 2012, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • Allan123
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    Check Point Software, Sourcefire & McAfee are certainly involved with sybersecurity.
    But SYNC / Synacor - a cybersecurity firm ? Please - do tell.
    22 Aug 2012, 06:23 PM Reply Like
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