Another post about the threat to the connected car from hackers, here in the LA Times. It’s not a real story with any evidence that this is actually happening, just a claim by security experts that they did it. I don’t want to seem either cynical or complacent, and I know that it’s important for connected cars to be secure. But the words ‘Y2K Bug‘ do come to mind. Generally speaking car theft seems to be on the decline. That might be, as this article suggests, because cars have become more secure – so the hacker threat might be the pendulum swinging back in favour of the criminal. But most other kinds of physical crime are on the decline too, despite the recession in developed countries. Something about demographics, or better opportunities for criminals elsewhere, I think.
About Jeremy Green
Jeremy is an independent telecommunications analyst with a strong interest in M2M/Internet of Things, with a focus on transport and Smart City applications, the use of ICT to reduce and mitigate climate change, the medium-term future of the telecoms industry, including new roles for operators, and the evolution of voice services.