Caution: Cyber Risks Ahead for Connected Cars

“From sensors to computers to communications networks, the technology in automobiles today exposes them to an alarming array of potential cyberattacks.”

“By exploiting weaknesses in wireless communications systems or in devices that connect directly to cars (such as smartphones, insurance dongles, or diagnostic tools), hackers could conceivably gain access to data stored on a vehicle that describes its owner’s driving habits, current location, entertainment preferences, or daily schedule.”

“Newer connected vehicles represent an emerging target for hackers because these vehicles are essentially rolling ecosystems of unsecured technologies.”

Read more: http://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2016/04/18/caution-cyber-risks-ahead-for-connected-cars/

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