This article is a good read. Quite unfortunately, this is not at all a new topic, just the next step. What gets me is: who are these programmers and software architects who make these absurd design choices?? Isn’t it obvious to them that bugs are unavoidable, and a fully-connected network in the car will inevitably be exploited?
This makes me a little happier with my own lower-tech 2002 vehicle!
(I am a little surprised the word “robocar” never appeared in the article)
Originally shared by Jos Poortvliet
Unbelievable. #infosec folks have been warning against this for YEARS. They said: separate infotainment from steering/breaks etc. Do not implement wireless control over this. Have good security measures. This can kill people. It can turn cars into weapons.
And here is a car you can control over the internet – COMPLETELY. From CD player to brakes – thousands of Jeeps can be turned into remote murder weapons, for both the people in them and those around them.
EVERY Jeep Cherokee should be immediately grounded. And let them pay a 500 million fine – just to ensure no car maker tries to save 5 bucks on a 50K car by not separating driving from the fscking entertainment system!!!
Or are we going to wait until a few people are killed? Or for a cyber war where cars are used to take down bridges by driving into them?