Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers

Euronews | Sep 20, 2019 at 1:34 PM
  • When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International.
  • Harman, now part of Samsung Electronics, has since developed its own cybersecurity product, and bought Israel-based cybersecurity company TowerSec for $70 million to help it overhaul manufacturing processes and scrutinize third-party supplier software.
  • Cybersecurity professionals are used to simply issuing software patches, but automotive engineers caution that only a fraction of vehicles can receive over-the-air updates.
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  • Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers (Reuters: Sep 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM)