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Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be Hacked to Take Control, Firm Says

Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be #Hacked to Take Control  @DeleverTheFirm   #IoT #CyberSecurity

  • An Israeli cybersecurity firm is raising fresh concerns about hackers taking control of moving cars, remotely shutting down an engine with the help of a smartphone app, a Bluetooth connection and a type of device commonly plugged into ports located under vehicle dashboards.
  • Argus Cyber Security Ltd. said Thursday it was able to use a so-called dongle, a device often installed by insurance companies to monitor driving patterns or by owners wanting in-vehicle Wi-Fi, to crack into a vehicle’s internal communication system….

An Israeli cybersecurity firm is raising fresh concerns about hackers taking control of moving cars, remotely shutting down an engine with the help of a smartphone app, a Bluetooth connection and a car’s data transmitter.

@evankirstel: Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be #Hacked to Take Control @DeleverTheFirm #IoT #CyberSecurity

An Israeli cybersecurity firm is raising fresh concerns about hackers taking control of moving cars, remotely shutting down an engine with the help of a smartphone app, a Bluetooth connection and a type of device commonly plugged into ports located under vehicle dashboards.

Argus Cyber Security Ltd. said Thursday it was able to use a so-called dongle, a device often installed by insurance companies to monitor driving patterns or by owners wanting in-vehicle Wi-Fi, to crack into a vehicle’s internal communication system….

Car’s Data Transmitter Can Be Hacked to Take Control, Firm Says