Researchers Expose Possible Vulnerabilities in the Next Generation of Networked Automobiles

On Friday, March 4, 2011 a networking security research team led by Professor Stefan Savage delivered a report to the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board that described vulnerabilities in the wirelessly networked systems of many vehicles currently on the market. These potential weaknesses could be exploited by hackers to gain access to many of the vehicle’s basic systems such as the engine, locks, and braking system.

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