News March 9, 2022

5G in Your Car Could Mean Even More Data Vulnerability

An excerpt from the Lifewire article, ‘5G in Your Car Could Mean Even More Data Vulnerability’

A growing number of automakers have announced plans to integrate fast data connections into their models. High-speed internet could lead to increased driver safety and entertainment options. However, the boost in features could also leave software vulnerabilities.

“Modern vehicles already operate with more than 100 million lines of code, multiple communication mechanisms such as GPS, RDS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and more,” Brian Contos, the chief security officer of Phosphorus Cybersecurity, told Lifewire in an email interview. “That much code in a hyper-connected device dictates that there are going to be bugs and security vulnerabilities.”

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