Pearl RearVision adds a backup camera to any old car

 As of 2018, all new passenger vehicles will be required by NHTSA to have rear visibility technology. This only applies to shiny new cars rolling off the assembly line, but that doesn’t mean vehicles made before the mandate are doomed to run over forgotten bikes and recycle bins. There are plenty of aftermarket rearview cameras available, including one from the guys who brought you… Read More


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The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

 In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is going to be paramount. That’s why Craig Smith, who has spent 20 years working in banking and healthcare digital security, wrote The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester. Read More


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Even your connected car will need antivirus software

Virus Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). That also means baddies can potentially talk to our cars, as we’ve seen in the experimental hack of a Jeep. But hacking isn’t the only danger, because wherever there’s a computer… Read More


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