The Internet of Things (IoT) has security shortcomings that would shock the world if they were exposed – and if the mainstream media understood them. That’s the startling conclusion that freelance technology writer, Nick Booth has come to.
An increasingly diverse range of connected objects has joined the Internet of Things (IoT) in recent years. According to IDATE, 420 million drivers will generate a connectivity market amounting to €9 billion by 2020.
A new joint public service announcement from the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the wireless components of modern vehicles that can be vulnerable and the methods attackers could use to launch a real-life attack, reported Lane Thames of Tripwire.
You may have seen the article and video in Wired about hackers gaining remote access to an SUV’s Controller Area Network (CAN) through the Bluetooth interface of the Uconnect entertainment system. Here Alexandra Willard, director of Global Technology Practice at PTOLEMUS Consulting Group responds:
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