Connected cars have an ‘indefensible’ security vulnerability

One of the most attractive promises of IoT-powered connected cars is enhanced safety. Connected cars use the Internet of Things (IoT) to help avoid accidents and control a wide array of safety technologies, from anti-lock brakes to airbags.

But according to security firm Trend Micro, these safety systems are even more vulnerable to hacking than was previously thought. In a blog post published last week, “The Crisis of Connected Cars: When Vulnerabilities Affect the CAN Standard,” the company publicized an effective, vendor-neutral hack that is “currently indefensible by modern car security technology.”

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Source: NW Security 1