Cyber Security Institute

Motor Industry

Monday, May 09, 2005

Car virus rumours crushed

F-Secure failed to penetrate a Toyota Prius with a mobile phone virus, but succeeded in learning the importance of not running down a car battery…


Friday, April 29, 2005

Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. (F) outlined a future in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.


Monday, April 18, 2005

How vulnerable is the ‘Net?

Security upgrades ongoing, but some argue more needs to be done.  The unusual activity began two weeks before the attack.  Officials from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, which had begun monitoring Internet nameserver behavior at the start of 2002, noticed varying levels of performance degradation in early October of that year.  Little did they realize that on Oct. 21 they would witness a flood of ping messages on the Internet’s 13 DNS root nameservers that would cause the most notorious denial-of-service attack on the Internet to this date.


Sunday, March 13, 2005

Can a Virus Hitch a Ride in Your Car?

Virus can wreak havoc on computer files, hard drives and networks, but its malicious effects tend to be measured in wasted time, lost sales and the occasional unfinished novel that evaporates into the digital ozone.  But what if viruses, worms or other forms of malware penetrated the computers that control ever more crucial functions in the car?


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Joint venture to exploit Rolls-Royce security IP

Loughborough-based electronics manufacturer Datalink Electronics is setting a joint venture with Rolls-Royce and private investors to develop an signature verification device.


Monday, December 06, 2004

Security Sells

Some companies are so serious about security, they try to make it part of their corporate image.  Citigroup, Microsoft, OnStar and El-Al are so security-conscious that they’ve all, in one way or another, incorporated it into their brand image.


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

For some drivers, smart cars do connect

You can now can check your e-mail, view Web sites and even watch television from the comfort of the driver’s seat—that is, if you live in Europe or in Japan.


Sunday, December 14, 2003

How the Internet Gives Consumers the Upper Hand

In just a few short years, some 60,000 auto-related discussion forums and Web logs have emerged on the Internet as gathering spots where vocal, influential owners and potential customers talk about auto companies and vehicles—-24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Thursday, December 11, 2003

Covisint Announces New Data Messaging Service For Auto Industry

Covisint on Thursday launched a new messaging service aimed at the automotive industry.


Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Microsoft revs its automotive engines