Could the computer in your car be hacked?

As vehicles are increasingly computerized, researchers and industry officials consider it inevitable that cars will face the same vulnerabilities as PCs. Internal computer networks monitor and control everything from brakes, engines and transmissions to air bags and keyless-entry functions. Wireless connections, meanwhile, are becoming more common in reporting a vehicle’s position or providing information...

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Validy Technology: A program protection method that really works

Validy Technology (VT) is a program protection method. It uses a secure coprocessor and manipulates variables mandatory for the correct execution of the program inside this coprocessor. The secure coprocessor uses a silicon chip which can take several different form factors:  USB key,  SIM Module,  MMC Card,  Smart card,  SMD device… VT is effective against software piracy as...

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Could the computer in your car be hacked?

As vehicles are increasingly computerized, researchers and industry officials consider it inevitable that cars will face the same vulnerabilities as PCs. Internal computer networks monitor and control everything from brakes, engines and transmissions to air bags and keyless-entry functions. Wireless connections, meanwhile, are becoming more common in reporting a vehicle’s position or providing information...

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