09/2016 – Volkswagen Launches Automotive Cybersecurity Firm
“Together with Volkswagen we are building a top-notch team of cyber security experts. We are aware of the significant technological challenges that will face us in the next years in dealing with the cyber security threats facing the connected car and the development of the autonomous car.”
As our cars become smarter with driving aids, Wi-FI and Bluetooth connectivity and infotainment dashboards, potential avenues for attack have been created. It is no longer the case that automakers can simply focus on design, speed and fuel efficiency; instead, manufacturers must bring security into the picture.
It was only recently that researchers revealed a way to clone Volkswagen fobs used in wireless entry systems, potentially placing millions of Volkswagen cars sold from 2000 to 2016 at risk of compromise. All attackers need to use to clone keys are cheap off-the-shelf radio kits. Click here for More: