Connected Car Blog

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Ransomware Coming to IoT and Connected Cars? Ransomware is a new concept that may be coming to a smart home device or a connected car near you.  The concept of holding something for ransom isn’t new, but holding a car, or your smart home is.  With a growing number of smart home devices and vehicles that are connected to the internet, they are becoming increasingly attractive targets for hackers.  A recent widely publicized event had Internet of things (IoT) devices enslaved to mount a denial of service attack on servers. Continue reading
What is it like to be part of today’s “connected car culture?” More drivers than ever before are aware of connected vehicle innovations, and are conscious of these innovations when purchasing vehicles. The industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Bloomberg recently reported that “Internet-connected cars and other everyday products have become the fastest-growing part of the U.S. wireless industry.”
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New methods of car theft no longer a mystery The methods of car theft have long remained the same throughout the years. The public has often been warned that vehicles left running to warm up in the winter are easy targets for theft, as are cars parked away from street lights. But as technology changes, thieves are now moving past crimes of convenience and employing bolder schemes to net bigger profits. 
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Balancing privacy and safety in our connected vehicles – it comes down to common sense With vehicles now offering more digital connectivity than ever before, privacy has emerged as an important consideration for vehicle owners.
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