Automotive


  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open to IoT Attacks

    December 14, 2018

    Flaws could allow an attacker to stop or start a home charging station, or even change the current in order to start a fire. Given that creating proof-of-concept (PoC) cyberattacks for the Internet of Things (IoT) is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel these days, perhaps it’s not exactly surprising that a new niche category ...

  • Cloud, cars and IoT could change grid cybersecurity

    November 6, 2018

    The proliferation of connected devices including electric cars could provide grid operators with an operational view of cybersecurity threats and change the way the grid is secured, said Karen Evans, assistant secretary of the Energy Department’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. While experts generally consider the internet of things to be a risky ...

  • Over a dozen vulnerabilities uncovered in BMW vehicles

    May 23, 2018

    Tencent’s Keen Security Lab has revealed a number of vulnerabilities in the onboard compute systems of select BMW vehicles. Between January 2017 and February 2018, Tencent Keen Security Lab researchers conducted tests with various BMW models, with a focus on the head unit and T-Box components. After 13 months of research, the team discovered 14 vulnerabilities which ...

  • BlackBerry boosts security expertise with connected car offering

    January 16, 2018

    Connected vehicles will soon be able to benefit from a major security boostfollowing a new release by BlackBerry. The Canadian firm has revealed the launch of Jarvis, a cloud-based security platform that can provide real-time insights of code within a vehicle. With the industry still in its relative infancy, connected cars often contain components and software from a wide ...