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

|By:, SA News Editor

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)