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Car Hacking Danger Is Likely Closer Than You Think

  • Connected cars are great, until they’re not. A recent Detroit Free Press article shows that vehicle hacks are more common and more dangerous that most people realize.
  • There were at least 150 automotive cybersecurity incidents in 2019, part of a 94 percent year-over-year increase since 2016, according to a report from Upstream Security.
  • Oh, and here’s a phrase we’re loath to see, even though we’re likely to come across it plenty more in the future: ransomware for cars.

    It is impossible to remotely hack into an unconnected car. But if you’re not driving the latest vehicle from Tautology Motors, your vehicle is likely at risk from some sort of digital intrusion. In fact, almost every car on the road today, if it can connect, can be hacked to some degree.

    That’s the opinion of Moshe Shlisel, the CEO and cofounder of GuardKnox Cyber Technologies, a company that focuses on

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    Car makers demand smooth trade links ‘closer to home’ after Australia agreement

    Car makers have called for smooth links “closer to home” following the UK’s free trade deal with Australia.



    a person standing next to a car engine: Car makers have called for smooth links ‘closer to home’ following the UK’s free trade deal with Australia (Martin Rickett/PA)


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    Car makers have called for smooth links ‘closer to home’ following the UK’s free trade deal with Australia (Martin Rickett/PA)

    Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the UK sold 20,000 cars to Australia in 2019, compared with 578,000 to the EU.

    A Downing Street statement claimed the agreement with Australia means car makers in the Midlands and northern England will see “tariffs of up to 5% cut, boosting demand for their exports”.

    SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “Australia is an important growth market and the industry welcomes the agreement in principle of a trade deal between the two countries.

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    “If tariffs can be

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