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    1. Opinion: Can we properly protect the connected car?

      Opinion: Can we properly protect the connected car?

      We’re entering an incredibly exciting time for the automotive industry. The connected car in all its forms is now very much a reality. By 2020 it’s expected there will be nearly a quarter of a billion of them on the world’s roads and that means we’re poised for something of a revolution. The rise of the connected car is bringing about some fascinating new opportunities for in-car entertainment and communications.

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    2. The 5 scariest car hacks -- including some that could make you crash

      The 5 scariest car hacks -- including some that could make you crash

      The specter of connected car hacking sparks discussion even though there has never been a confirmed case of a malicious attack. The good news is that the most notable car hacks have been research-motivated and conducted by some of the best security experts in the world. Their work offers carmakers insights into reducing the vulnerabilities of their cars.

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    3. Security is in the slow lane when it comes to connected cars

      Security is in the slow lane when it comes to connected cars

      WiFi hot spots, navigation systems, and self-parking technology—these are just some of the cool connected-car features available today. Cars aren’t just for driving anymore; they’re connected systems embedded in our personal data networks with access to valuable information that’s attractive to hackers. Safely building systems for connected cars requires a broader skill set than mandated in prior generations of automobiles.

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      Mentions: Fiat Chrysler
    4. Synaptics Launches Evaluation Kit for Automotive Biometrics

      Synaptics Launches Evaluation Kit for Automotive Biometrics

      Synaptics has launched a new evaluation kit aimed at bringing the company’s fingerprint sensor technology into automotive applications. Now widely available, the Natural ID fingerprint sensor evaluation kit (EVK) is designed to let OEMs and other such companies develop vehicular biometric applications such as in-car payments, personal customization based on the driver’s preferences, infotainment interaction, and more.

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      Mentions: Infotainment
    5. Closing connected car vulnerabilities quickly and reliably – via the cloud

      Closing connected car vulnerabilities quickly and reliably – via the cloud

      When car manufacturers have to implement security updates or patches to connected cars, time is of the essence. Fluctuating connection speeds and network coverage of mobile networks aggravate the issue, but a cloud-based over the air (OTA) connected vehicle solution can provide the answer. With it, the delivery of critical updates can be accelerated while the data centre being used to deliver the update can be protected against DDoS attacks.

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      Mentions: The Cloud
    6. BVRLA publishes best practice principles for company car data

      BVRLA publishes best practice principles for company car data

      The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has published a new set of best practice principles covering personal data, vehicle-specific data, asset security and the provision of predictive maintenance and service notifications. It comes in the wake of Fleet News highlighting how fleet managers were calling for a resolution between leasing companies and manufacturers after a number of company car drivers had been left unable to access connected car services.

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    7. How do you truly secure the connected car?

      How do you truly secure the connected car?

      We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. From Instagramming our exotic summer vacations to receiving alerts from our smartwatches about our next meeting — even ordering groceries via our mobile devices to skip the line — we have more than enough ways to stay tuned in 24/7. For better or worse, the fear of missing out (a.k.a. FOMO) is real, and businesses are quick to capitalize.

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      Mentions: Tesla Safety
    8. Safran Teams With PSA Group to Promote Connected Car Security Solution

      Safran Teams With PSA Group to Promote Connected Car Security Solution

      Safran Identity & Security has teamed up with PSA Group to help bring its electronic signature platform to the connected car. It’s a major partnership: PSA Group is the multinational company behind the Peugeot, Citroën, and DS Automobiles brands. It was also a pioneering company in the world of telematics—the use of information technology systems in cars—with its Autonomous Telematic Box.

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    9. The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

      The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

      In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is going to be paramount. That’s why Craig Smith, who has spent 20 years working in banking and healthcare digital security, wrote The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester. Which is just as intimidating as it sounds.

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    10. Symantec Wants to Protect Your Car From Zero-Day Attacks

      Symantec this week introduced a new IoT security solution specifically designed to protect connected vehicles from zero-day attacks and never-before-seen threats. News of Symantec’s undertaking comes just a few months after the FBI released a warning on remotely exploitable cyber vulnerabilities that affect modern motor vehicles.

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      Mentions: Nissan Toyota Tesla
    11. Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

      Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

      A modern car has dozens of computers with as much as 100 million lines of code -- and for every 1,000 lines there are as many as 15 bugs that are potential doors for would-be hackers. With vehicles becoming more automated and connected to the internet, to other cars and even roadway infrastructure, the number of potential intrusion points is growing exponentially, according to Navigant Research.

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      Mentions: Fiat Chrysler
    12. Tech firms want to save the auto industry—and the connected car—from itself

      Tech firms want to save the auto industry—and the connected car—from itself

      As we've noted before, Ars readers are extremely skeptical about the whole "connected car" thing. That's not because Ars is a technology site for luddites—the sad truth is that the car industry's approach to security lags far behind its desire to expose the inner thoughts of our cars to us via the cloud. Uconnect bug can shut down engine and brakes, take over steering.

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    13. Mitsubishi Outlander hack: Industry reaction

      Mitsubishi Outlander hack: Industry reaction

      Following today’s news that security researchers successfully hacked into the anti-theft system of a Mitsubishi Outlander, various industry professionals have offered their thoughts and analysis. French Caldwell, former Gartner fellow and chief evangelist at MetricStream: “IT compliance and cybersecurity have become integral to the overall safety and compliance of modern cars.

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    14. Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid car alarm 'hacked'

      Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid car alarm 'hacked'

      The alarm on Mitsubishi's Outlander hybrid car can be turned off via security bugs in its on-board wi-fi, researchers have found. The loophole could mean thieves who exploit the bugs gain time to break into and steal a vehicle. The vulnerability can also be used to fiddle with some of the car's settings and drain its battery.

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      Mentions: Nissan Tesla Chrysler
    15. The Latest Security Threat Could Be Hiding in Your Car

      The Latest Security Threat Could Be Hiding in Your Car

      Have you ever watched a thrilling movie scene, where fear grips a driver who realizes he’s no longer in control of his car, but rather in the clutches of some far-off villain who has taken over? Ever wonder if it could actually happen? It turns out that with today’s connected cars, it’s not just a far-fetched plot dreamed up by an imaginative screenwriter, but a real possibility.

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      Mentions: Safety
    16. Five Driving Forces Simultaneously Accelerating & Decelerating Connected Car Security

      Five Driving Forces Simultaneously Accelerating & Decelerating Connected Car Security

      Although the automotive industry isn’t particularly new to data or telematics, competitive forces are placing huge pressure on manufacturers to figure out how to actually use all these data. What’s new is the imperative for manufacturers to, in real-time and even predictively, analyze data and leverage it meaningfully and in ways that drive value. The pace of innovation is moving faster than automotive industry can handle.

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    17. Which data do OEMs collect from connected cars?

      Which data do OEMs collect from connected cars?

      In modern cars, dozens of computers and hundreds of sensors continuously generate, store and transmit data. Only the car manufacturers know which data. Based on the example of three vehicles – Mercedes-Benz B-series, BMW 320d and i3 as well as Renault Zoe - the German motor club ADAC has examined which data are sent to the manufacturer.

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    18. Car Wars: The Car of the Future—Legal Aspects in a Connected World

      Car Wars: The Car of the Future—Legal Aspects in a Connected World

      Buzzwords like "connectivity" and "autonomous driving" are the harbingers of a new era that we will be facing in the next 5 to 10 years. An expert panel dealing with these questions was established at White & Case as early as in 2012. Lawyers from 39 offices, from the Silicon Valley to Tokyo, are discussing fundamental questions and details related to autonomous driving

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      Mentions: Safety
    19. "We're learning from the creativity of company founders"

      "We're learning from the creativity of company founders"

      For big automotive players, cooperation with startups is becoming more important  than ever before. Large carmakers need the creative enterprise of young companies, if they want to develop new solutions and services in today’s fast-moving digital environment. Volkswagen is no exception. In a mini-interview with automotiveIT, VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about 

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      Mentions: Volkswagen
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