How safe is your vehicle against being hacked? (“Who on earth would want to hack my vehicle?” you may be thinking.) In a world of increasingly smart devices and connected cars, the answer is “lots of people.” Individuals phishing for your personal data and credit card numbers, bad actors looking to spam you with marketing, and (at least in a Hollywood movie plot), a vengeful ex who’d love to deploy your airbag in your face while you’re navigating a difficult off-ramp. Near a cliff. During an ice storm. (You get the picture.)

So as connected car applications proliferate, some are asking: “Who’s making sure these applications are secure?”

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