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Bluetooth Smart: Secure Enough For Cars?
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jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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4/30/2014 | 10:07:49 PM
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Given the previous supposed vulnerabilities with in-car networks, it gets a bit more concerning the more cars expand on this dependency. Let's hope then that the security concerns can be addressed properly before this is a common implementation.
SaneIT
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5/1/2014 | 7:47:12 AM
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Agreed, there are so many hacks out there now that I don't think adding Bluetooth to the mix should be taken lightly.  We've seen attacks that can turn trigger warning lights, activate brakes, turn the car off, etc.  Locking and unlocking doors seems tame compared to some proof of concept examples out there.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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5/4/2014 | 4:54:03 AM
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Exactly - at the current stage I won't allow bluetooth in my car. Nowadays many vendors start to put in a plug for Internet of Things on the car. But I can predict that the virus/attacks will soon prevail in this new application area. Adding Bluetooth at the current stage will just add more complexity. 
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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5/5/2014 | 8:19:15 AM
Re: Hacks
When I first started talking about hacking cars I heard a lot of laughing no one believed that it could or would happen.  I heard a lot of comments like "the car companies would never let that happen" and "if that could happen the auto industry would be dead" yet here we are discussing another possible attack vector.  I'm not a all the tin foil hat type but I do think the general public is oblivious to how automotive computer systems work and what can be done with them.  


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