Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
1st April 2020 Issue no. 501
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Will telematics systems open the door for car theft?
As the fast-paced development of telematics systems continues to provide an ever greater number of convenience features for car owners, what does this mean for car security?
In the view of SBD, more convenience and more connectivity often means less security! Weaknesses from embedded software and multiple communication channels have already been highlighted by several academic institutions and if hackers can get into the Pentagon, you can be sure they will get into your car.
SBD has studied the threats posed by the connected car and produced a unique insight into the ways in which it could be exploited by thieves. In our recent report, The Threat of Over the Air Hacking for Cars we take a look at the different methods by which a vehicle could be compromised by direct physical attacks, proximity based attacks, over-the-air attacks and we also review the academic research that has been carried out in this field.
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