31 Jul '13, 7pm

Researchers Hack Into Car Immobilizers, But Can’t Say How They Did It

Researchers Hack Into Car Immobilizers, But Can’t Say How They Did It

“Vendors should not try to block security research, they should work together with the researchers to understand the nature and potential consequences of the threats they are facing,” said Alex Fidgen, Director at IT security company MWR InfoSecurity. “Resorting to legal action to block such details from being published is the wrong approach. Manufacturers should instead incorporate strong security research in the design process.” He added that the automakers' stance had only called attention to the problem.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/embedded-sy...

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