“‘Cybersecurity is an absolute top priority for automakers,’ said Wade Newton, a spokesman for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing the world’s largest car makers.”

“‘The CAN bus is hopelessly insecure,’ Fisher said. It was developed decades before cars were connected to the Internet and lacks features to block malware programs or reject commands from unauthorized intruders.”

“The low-cost chips used in many Internet of Things devices lack built-in security features…”

“…Sadowski said he believes that Internet of Things developers would benefit from the same kind of crisis mentality. ‘I think we do need a rallying cry like that,’ he said. ‘Many of the developers are probably thinking features first, security second.  . . . What we really need to do is educate the developers and the users as to the potential risks.'”

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