Feb 092015
 February 9, 2015  Posted by  Breaches

Ryan Beene reports:

Connectivity technologies have made automobiles vulnerable to hackers who could gain control of vehicle functions or compromise the security of vehicle data, according to a report released today by a leading congressional voice on auto safety.

Vehicle systems such as navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspots, telematics systems such as General Motors’ OnStar, tire pressure monitoring systems or even a CD loaded with malicious code are avenues that can be exploited to disrupt vehicle functions and data, said the report from U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.

Read more on Automotive News.

The full report is available here (on Senatory Markey’s site). Senator Markey had sent inquiries to manufacturers and notes:

The findings are based on responses from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen (with Audi), and Volvo. Letters were also sent to Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Tesla, which did not respond.

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