Privacy and security guaranteed by poor wireless automotive systems’




A US senator says that cars that have wireless technology use big security holes, making them vulnerable to abuse. Also, the car owner’s privacy would be compromised.

Senator Edward Markey asked by many car manufacturers how they protect wireless technology in their vehicles from hackers. Also wanted the senator of them know how the data collection board computers is protected. The politician decided to ask the questions after researchers had shown a method by which a hacker could attack a number of vehicles wirelessly. The cars were so include unexpected acceleration, while the lights and the horn could be activated or deactivated.

Markey would have gotten answers total of sixteen carmakers to his questions, writes Associated Press. Based on the answers the senator concludes that car manufacturers take sufficient measures to adequately protect cars from hackers. At the same time the collection of user data, which car manufacturers often use third parties for privacy issues.

The senator adds that virtually none of the surveyed automakers answer questions about previous hacking incidents. The fact that virtually every automaker own technology brings to market the security would not benefit. Furthermore, collecting a large number of them personal data transmitted wirelessly. In addition, car manufacturers often cite as a reason ‘to improve the customer experience, “while most drivers do not know anything about this data collection and therefore have not consented.


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