As vehicles become more connected internally and externally – via wi-fi networks, satellite connections, cellular connectivity and the recent Intelligent Transportation Systems standard – the number of potential ways for an attacker to hack into your vehicle is greater than ever. To learn more visit http://ibmsec.co/TQnxV
Infographic under the hood of a connected car hack
UNDER THE HOOD OF A
new security vulnerabilites all drivers should be aware of.
Today’s modern vehicles can contain over 100 processors,
many of which control critical systems within the vehicle.
Essentially a computer on wheels, the connected car presents
MULTIPLE POINTS OF VULNERABILTY
PRIMARY ATTACK POINTS
CAR GETS HACKED
devices which monitor speed, braking, and location.
Located underneath the dashboard, the OBD2 port
is a physical connection that is highly vulnerable.
This diagnostic port is used to connect third-party
that expose vehicle data or functionality.
Interfacing with vehicle systems are applications
running on the driver’s personal mobile device.
These applications may contain binary libraries
EXTRACT BINARY CODE
High ThreatModerate ThreatLow Threat
easily hacked if not protected.
Typically the primary communication interface of
a connected car, the infotainment system hosts
high-value and sensitive applications that are
YOUR CAR OR DEVICE:
IF APPS ARE HARDENED:
TO PREVENT IT
WHAT YOU CAN DOHOW A CONNECTED
Check with your manufacturer
and service provider to make
sure you always have the
In addition to making your car
less secure, it may also void
what you choose to plug in.
Make sure you know what is
plugged into any USB or OBD2 ports
on your vehicle. Carefully consider
latest version installed.
Verify that all mobile and pre-installed
apps are hardened, in addition to
any third-party apps you choose
VEHICLE TO VEHICLE VEHICLE TOVEHICLE TO DEVICE
A new wireless standard that
enables ITS or Intelligent
Did you know?
By 2020, it’s expected that
75% of cars shipped globally
will have internet connectivity.
tools (i.e. IDA pro) are
fast, low in cost and