Car Hacking News, Articles and Updates

BlackBerry recommendations for connected car security; cyber-crime target

As our cars become more connected and our society moves closer to wide spread autonomous driving, researchers and companies alike are calling for national standards to help secure connected vehicles.

Updated: Guidelines to ensure vehicle design includes cyber-security

The UK government has issued a range of guidelines designed to ensure vehicle design includes cyber-security at all stages of development.

Could you hack into a car? If so, a cyber-security career awaits!

30 of the UK's best cyber-security enthusiasts battle to protect connected-car company from cyber-attack, reflective of the 2016 Mirai DDoS IoT Botnet attack.

Uber, Intel and IoT firms join coalition to secure connected cars

The FASTR coalition of technology firms which includes Uber, Intel and Aeris has issued a manifesto urging automakers to cooperate in locking down the cyber-security of autonomous vehicles.

New research shows Tesla cars can be stolen by hacking the app

Research has demonstrated that cyber-criminals could take control of Tesla vehicles, to the point where they can locate, unlock and drive the car away unhindered.

GM recalls millions of vehicles over software fault

General Motors has issued a recall for millions of Buicks, Cadillacs and Chevrolets because of a software fault that could cause serious injury to passengers

Black Hat Las Vegas: Miller, Valasek unveil new attack, retire from car hacking

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hung up their car hacking spikes Friday at Black Hat announcing at the end of their presentation that they were moving on, but not before revealing a few more vulnerabilities in a Jeep Cherokee.

Germany proposes 'black boxes' on cars with autopilot

Self-driving cars in Germany may soon be required to carry a black box to help determine fault.

Bimmer worried? Two unpatched bugs in BMW portal

Vulnerability Lab researchers reportedly spotted two upatched bugs in BMW domains and its ConnectedDrive portal.

Senator calls for self-driving vehicle regulations

During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections on internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

Video: Outlandish hacking demo shows how fragile cars can be caught up with Pen Test Partners' Ken Munro at InfoSec 2016 to talk about how he recently hacked his own Mitusbishi Outlander Hybrid

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Paco Hope asks if black boxes can make our cars and lives less safe instead of safer

Wireless hack could result in Mitsubishi cars being stolen

The alarm can be disabled and the battery drained, researchers claim

'Father of Car Hacking' awarded for research

Stephan Savage, the 'father of car hacking' and professor at the University of California San Diego has been awarded the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

FBI warns of car hackers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned drivers of the remotely exploitable dangers in their vehicles

General Motors opens bug bounty without the bounty

The iconic American car manufacturer, General Motors, has opened its first bug bounty programme and the industry's second for connected cars but critics are not happy with the terms.

Putting the brakes on car hacking

To achieve the best possible protection for connected cars, authentication and authorisation between entities and devices exchanging data is simply mandatory says Ameneh Zaher.