Comment: Just what is a “car cyber attack”?

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Just what is a “car cyber attack”?

Salon explains:

“Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Vehicle,”
the researchers demonstrate that it is a relatively trivial exercise to access the computer systems of a modern car and take control away from the driver.

"Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces."
demonstrates that such mayhem can be achieved remotely, via a variety of methods.
We discover that remote exploitation is feasible via a broad range of attack vectors (including mechanics tools, CD players, Bluetooth and cellular radio), and further, that wireless communications channels allow long distance vehicle control...

Taken together, the papers make for scary reading. The inescapable conclusion: The modern car is a security disaster.