UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers
Kylie MacLellan reports:
The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers.
The government said it was concerned that smart vehicles, which allow drivers to do things such as access maps and travel information, could be targeted by hackers to access personal data, steal cars that use keyless entry systems, or take control of technology for malicious reasons.
The new guidelines will also ensure that engineers seek to design out cyber security threats as they develop new vehicles, the government said.
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