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Vehicle Hacking

Fobs only work within a close range. But even if a driver's fob is inside his or her home, hackers can use an amplifying device to grab the signal, send it to another device and ultimately, gain access to a vehicle.

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Americans Worry About Vehicle Hacking

A University of Michigan survey finds that more than three-quarters of people are at least slightly concerned about autonomous vehicle hacking that could threaten safety.

Fleet Vulnerability to DDoS Is Low, For Now

There was a renaissance in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2016. While the threat against fleets is low, for now, fleet managers need to be on guard as technology such as autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and IoT technologies mature.

White-Hat Hackers Control Tesla Model S

Cybersecurity specialists at Keen Security Lab of Tencent in China remotely assume control of a Tesla Model S after identifying security vulnerabilities compromising the controller area network (CAN Bus). Tesla has since addressed the issues with an over-the-air firmware update. Video courtesy of Keen Security Lab. For the full story, click here.

FCA Offers Payouts for Hackable Vulnerabilities

FCA is offering a "bug bounty" program that will provide a financial reward to those who can identify vulnerabilities that would affect the safety and security of its vehicles and connected services.

Industry Dialogue Needed to Ensure Regulations Don’t Impede Advances in Fleet Technology

A watershed moment occurred July 21, 2015, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind bill, the Security and Privacy in Your Car Act. It directs NHTSA to conduct a rulemaking to issue vehicle cybersecurity regulations against unauthorized access to electronic controls or driving data. There are number of stakeholders in the “OBD ecosystem.” In addition to government regulators and auto OEMs, important OBD stakeholders include fleet managers, aftermarket suppliers, and industry associations.

Senators Ask Automakers for Anti-Hacking Updates

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) cite recent hacking demonstrations while requesting updated information about measures aimed at preventing vehicle cyberattacks and driver privacy breaches.