Automobiles are vulnerable to being hacked these days much like computers. It’s becoming more common for modern cars to come equipped with on board computers and other electronic systems that connect to the Internet. But often forgotten in this equation is securing these systems with necessary authentication and security systems.
Security researchers were recently able to hack into a Nissan Leaf – an electric car – adjusting the air conditioning and heated seats. Even worse, white-hat hackers were able to manipulate the controls of a Jeep Cherokee, impacting the radio and windshield wipers. They even described how the vehicle’s transmission was shut down remotely.
Paul Madsen with Ping Identity talks with Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan about the risks for drivers – and what automakers and owners can do to ward off these kinds of attacks.