NYU Tandon Prof Unveils Homeland Security- Funded Framework for Software Security in Cars

The team said the time is coming when our cars have to have the same level of protection as our laptops. Meet Uptane.

Here's the scenario: You're cruising in your electric car and you hear your doors lock all around you. A message pops up on your central console demanding you wire $10,000 in Bitcoin to a Russian hacker or else he’ll cut off your brakes and send you zooming, out of control down the highway.

That's the nightmare scenario that a group of researchers, led by NYU Tandon professor Justin Cappos, wants to avoid. 

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