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Cybersecurity

A THREAT TO REPAIR INDUSTRY THAT CAN’T BE IGNORED

There is no doubt cybersecurity is a growing issue for carmakers. It seems like the issue exploded in 2015 when two computer guys remotely hacked into a Jeep Cherokee to show how anyone could take over a vehicle’s internal systems and create mischief. The event, which went viral, caused Chrysler to recall over 1.4 million vehicles to try to prevent future intrusions. The hacking also caused Congress to put pressure on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to look into the possibility of hacking through the on-board diagnostic (OBD) port. NHTSA subsequently put pressure on vehicle manufacturers to take action to protect the OBD port from intrusions. The final result was a standard (J3138) developed by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) that was really less of a standard and more of a “best practices” for OEMs in trying to protect the port from intrusions from diagnostic tools and dongles.  CLICK HERE to read full article by Aaron Lowe at searchautoparts.com