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Top OTA expert shows how state actors hack into your car and what happens next: ‘People Will Die’


… Real hackers don’t hack into your car. For hacking at scale, real hackers hack the server your car gets the OTA (over-the-air) update from, and once they are in that server, “they can get any update they want into any of your connected cars,” Professor Justin Cappos told a group of suitably horrified industry experts assembled at a recent IT conference in Tokyo. Their level of horrification rose another notch when Cappos, one of the world’s most brilliant cyber security experts, showed a slide with some of the biggest brand-names in the computer industry. … The talk Cappos gave was titled “Securing software-over-the-air-updates from nation state actors.” 

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