A Tale Of Two IoT Security Outcomes

August 26, 2015


Commandeered Jeep gets fixed but a ‘hijacked’ satellite network does not? Why Internet of Things security remains a work in progress.

Fiat Chrysler’s move to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month in response to a dramatic vulnerability discovery by renowned car hackers represents a tipping point in how some major consumer/IoT product vendors have begun to take seriously the risk of hacking. But another piece of key security research — which like the car hack of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee was revealed at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas last month — remains at a standstill.

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