Automotive Cyber Security: Keeping Hackers Out of Cars
- Evelyn Kanter for Lowell Sun February 17th, 2017
- Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/latestnews/ci_30802407/automotive-cyber-security-keeping-hackers-out-cars
Cyber security is becoming increasingly important, whether you are a politician, surfing your personal laptop or smartphone, or driving your car.
Now that vehicles are turning into computers with steering wheels and tires, hacking into them to cause accidents is a real threat. But there are real computer geeks working to prevent it.
"Attacks will get easier and more profitable unless we take steps now to make to make it harder," Justin Cappos tells me as he explains a new cyber security program called Uptane, designed to identify and kill vehicle software bugs before the bad guys can exploit them.