Anomalies in connected car data can flag potential hacks

By monitoring the data coming to and from the vehicle, possible hacks can be spotted and countered. By Freddie Holmes

Like any device with a wireless connection, modern vehicles are at risk of being hacked remotely. The issue has been prominent in discussions across the automotive sector, and as connectivity becomes more advanced and floods the mass market, the risk only grows: hackers have never had more targets at their disposal, and a successful attack could impact not just a single vehicle but in theory, an entire fleet.

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The infamous ‘Jeep hack’ in 2015 was seen as the canary in the coalmine, and cyber security has since become just as relevant as other key industry trends like electrification or autonomous driving. And just like a smartphone, unwarranted access could lead to a leak of sensitive information or hold the owner to ransom.

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