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Auto manufacturers are asleep at the wheel when it comes to security

Pascal Monett Silver badge

It could have been so simple

Entertainment network with USB port to plug in any phone, linked to speakers and everything Internet-facing on its own network. Your in-car webcam has been hacked ? No problem, that's all that is accessible. Just don't shag in the car and you'll be fine (with a bit of black tape on the webcam camera, of course).

Car CAN bus totally seperate, with high-level fob key ciphering to open doors and start engine, and under-the-hood/bonnet USB port for maintenance. Unhackable unless you get physical access (like most non-computer things these days).

Why, why, WHY did they throw everything on the same bus ?

Well, in the end, it doesn't matter. A few hundred deaths and a raft of class-action lawsuits will certainly sort the issue out.

Unfortunately, it seems that that is what it is going to take.

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