Will an App Hack Cyber Attack Steal Your Car - Your Life?

As more and more cars become internet-connected, cybersecurity has become a pressing issue for the automotive industry. Most of the industry’s security efforts are rightfully dedicated to protecting the car’s numerous components. But as smartphones have become integrated into our lives, an entirely new type of vulnerability has been introduced, one with which car manufacturers are much less accustomed to coping. The apps that allow drivers to control their cars from their phones are a new entry point for attackers to breach. If an attacker were to compromise the car’s smartphone app, hackers could pass commands to the cloud service that would look like they were issued by a legitimate user, and the car would obediently follow them.

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