Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Cars Connected to Smartphones
- R&D Magazine September 1st, 2016
- Source: https://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/09/researchers-find-vulnerabilities-cars-connected-smartphones
Many of today's automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers.
In what is believed to be the first comprehensive security analysis of its kind, Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a group of students at George Mason University found vulnerabilities in MirrorLink, a system of rules that allows vehicles to communicate with smartphones.