The Crisis of Connected Cars: When Vulnerabilities Affect the CAN Standard

By | August 18th, 2017
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In many instances, researchers and engineers have found ways to hack into

modern, internet-capable cars, as has been documented and reported several

times.


														
							

One famous example is the Chrysler Jeep hack that researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek discovered. This hack and those that have come before it have mostly been reliant on specific vulnerabilities in specific makes and/or brands of cars. And once reported, these vulnerabilities were quickly resolved. But what should the security industry’s response be when a hack is found that is not only successful in being able to drastically affect the performance and function of the car, but is also stealthy and vendor neutral?

One famous example is the Chrysler Jeep hack that researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek discovered. This hack and those that have come before it have mostly been reliant on specific vulnerabilities in specific makes and/or brands of cars. And once reported, these vulnerabilities were quickly resolved.

It is time that standardization bodies, decision makers, and car manufacturers take this change into account, and revise the design of the cyber-physical systems that govern future automobiles in order to secure them.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni